An MRI scan is a procedure in which magnets and radio waves are used for the purpose of obtaining images of the inner parts of the body, but without making any kind of surgical incision. A pelvic MRI or in other words, MRI Scan - Pelvis Screening, is a procedure which precisely allows the doctor to get a deep insight into the bones, organs, and blood vessels in and around the pelvic region, i.e. the area between the hip that holds the critical reproductive organs and numerous other tissues.
There are no special preparations required on the day of the test. However, the patients must inform the doctor if they have got a pacemaker or any other type of metal implanted in their body prior to the test. Depending on this, the doctors would take a final decision about the way of commencing the test. The patients must also bring all their documents describing their medical history. They must also move every kind of metal objects, such as bangles and jewelry, at the time of entering the room. In some cases, the patients are required to clean their bowels prior to the test and hence, one must make use of laxatives or enemas. However, women sometimes are required to keep their bladders full before the test is being conducted.
The main purpose of this test is to gain a deep knowledge about the potential problems that are found during other imaging tests, such as X-rays. Some of the uses are: Takes picture of the body’s pelvic region and portrays the extent to which the tissues near it are affected due to a particular disease. Doctors can also recommend this test for the purpose of investigating hip pain or for understanding the cause of certain kinds of cancer.
A magnetic field is generated by the MRI machine which, in turn, temporarily aligns the water molecules in the body. Radio waves pickup these aligned particles and then, produce faint signals, which the machine records as images. If the test demands, a contrast dye is injected into the bloodstream through an IV line. The patient is required to lie on their back on the table which again slides into the machine. A coil is being placed by the technician around the pelvic region so as to improve the quality of the images. The movement of the bench is being controlled by the technician from another room. The technician many even ask the patient to hold their respiration for a few seconds, so that a clear image is obtained.