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MRI Face

This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. At the time of the MRI you might be asked to remove any metallic coins, jewelry, metal wrist watches, metallic keys, dentures or hearing aids as the MRI uses strong magnetic fields
  2. Tell your radiologist if you have metallic implants like pacemaker, cochlear implants, aneurysm clips, neuro-stimulator, surgical staples/clips or drug implants
  3. Pregnant women should inform their doctor about their pregnancy before going for MRI
  4. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.

Overview


What is MRI Face?

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Face is an imaging procedure used to aid in the diagnosis of diseases and conditions involving bones, joints, and soft tissues in the facial area.

This test is prescribed by the doctor to identify infections involving facial structures and soft tissues, including cellulitis, and orbital infection.This test is also helpful in finding out the progression and extent of tumor growth in the head region, and to guide as a pre-surgical preparation for tumour progression and removal.

Why is MRI Face done?

  1. To detect any infection in the face (facial abscess) region including salivary gland, throat (pharynx), mouth, nasal cavity, ear, vocal cords (larynx), sinuses
  2. To diagnose the hearing loss and damaged caused to ear’s soft tissues
  3. To find out the progression and extent of tumor growth in the head/neck region
  4. To evaluate stroke, nervous disorder like multiple sclerosis, aneurysm (damaged blood vessels of the brain)

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