How is MRI of the prostate with contrast or without?
To obtain a clear image uses electromagnetic waves, which are formed in a magnetic field, and a computer - outputting device.
Why to conduct an MRI of the prostate? What are the characteristics of procedure can be identified? What are some contraindications, and there are they?
Imaging allows you to see various internal organs, soft tissues, and other structures of the body. The resulting image is displayed on the screen, it can also print, scan and send via the local network. The basis of the action will make it magnetic waves rather than x-rays.
A special solution will be injected into the blood only after receiving the first series. Additional series can be obtained after the introduction of special substances.
After the study is over, the patient is able to relax a bit, and at this time, the radiologist will study all the tomograms. The average duration of treatment is about 40-45 minutes. Some patients in the study may feel discomfort in case of long retaining one position.
Others may be afraid of enclosed spaces increases attack of anxiety, etc. According to official statistics, panic condition can be observed only in 5% of patients.
For the study of prostate will be introduced to the endorectal coil, which can cause a little discomfort. Unpleasant sensations can arise in the case of contrast, when introduced to the solution.
The method of the research will describe the current status of the prostate and possible tumors. The earlier conducted study, the more chances to fix the problem. Correct diagnosis is the key to quick recovery.
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