What is MRI Pituitary/Sella?
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) pituitary/Sella creates a picture of the pituitary gland and the sella depression (which holds the pituitary) and surrounding soft tissues.
This test is prescribed by the doctor to find out the presence of any tumor/cyst or abnormal mass growth in or around the pituitary gland and to detect empty sella syndrome (ESS) as a congenital abnormalities.
Why is MRI Pituitary/Sella done?
- To detect empty sella syndrome (ESS) as a congenital abnormalities with symptoms like headache and visual disturbance due to increased brain fluid pressure (CSF).
- To diagnose acromegaly, diabetes insipidus, hypothyroidism and other hormonal problems.
- To find out the presence of any tumor/cyst or abnormal mass growth in or around the pituitary gland.
- To determine any calcification of the sella region or pituitary gland.