Mri For Fibroids

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High Quality Cross Sectional Images with MRI

Computer monitored, high quality cross sectional images with MRI greatly assist physicians in the diagnosis process. Therefore more and more physicians now recommend MRI scans for a more accurate diagnosis.

MRI Procedure with Sophisticated Technology

The MRI equipment consists of a massive, hollow cylindrical magnet. The patient is made to lie down on the padded table attached. After the patient is completely prepared for the scanning process, the table is moved slowly into the MRI machine. The body part to be examined will be positioned at the center of the machine. The experts or the physicians will place a coil capable of receiving radio waves, to that particular body part. Further, the radio waves and magnetic waves will be directed to the specific body part to be scanned. This will provide a detailed image in different dimensions which will be projected on a computer screen.

Cross Sectional Images to Detect Different Bodily Abnormalities

MRI scans produce clear images of tumors and other disorders of the brain and the spinal cord. Even the soft body tissues are detailed in it clearly. Using this procedure, abnormalities of the following body parts can be identified:

a Bones
a Shoulder
a Knee
a Hip
a Ankles
a Abdomen
a Pelvis
a Breast

Benefits of MRI

MRI is a non-invasive and a radiation free method. You can obtain results of the scanning process within a 24 hour period. Evaluation of body parts from different angles is possible through this method and this gives the physicians a chance for close detection of disorders from the clear and detailed scanning results.

Most of these centers accept various medical insurance plans for the convenience of the patients.

The possibility of obtaining high quality cross sectional images with MRI has made this technique a popular diagnostic procedure, one that can successfully overcome the shortcomings of other older scanning techniques.

About the author: MRI is a procedure used in medical imaging which gives detailed images of the body from any angle. At HealthQuest, you can avail of the best magnetic resonance imaging services. All MRI scans at our clinic are performed by board certified personnel.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    MRI guided Ultrasound surgery for uterine fibroids?
    Has anyone had the mri guided ultrasound surgery for fibroids? Im currently weighing out my options and wondered what others had to say about this procedure. Also was pregnancy successful once this procedure took place, if so, how long did it take to conceive after the surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      if you are serious about getting pregnant you must completely avoid any kind of surgical procedures. There are a number of natural options for uterine fibroid treatment which provide permanent cure. All surgical procedures with the exception of hysterectomy provide only temporary relief from the problem. This is because medical science is yet to idenitfy the root cause of fibroids. Surgery merely removes the fibroid tumors and not its root cause.

      There are a number alternative methods of treatment for uterine fibroids which systematically work to eliminate each and every probable cause of fibroids.
      http://ezinearticles.com/?An-Honest-Comparison-of-Conventional-and-Natural-Fibroids-Treatment-Methods&id=4437839

  2. QUESTION:
    Mri- guided ultrasound therapy for fibroids?
    My wife has a 15 cm fibroid. She is 50 years old and just graduated from engineering school. She would like to get a job, but a hysterectomy will put her out of the market for longer than she’d like. Uterine Arterial Embolization is not an option since she is allergic to iodine used in the procedure.

    My question, has anyone had MRI-guided ultrasound therapy for this condition? How id it work? Any leads on where it might be performed (other than Mt. Sinai) in the Northeast?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I did not have this procedure (I had hysterectomy) but I wonder if you read these sites:

      http://www.uterine-fibroids.org/
      http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=42619
      http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/node/4813
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=16007747&dopt=Abstract
      http://obgyn.adv100.com/obgyn/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=114065

      I hope this helps. By the way if your wife’s hysterectomy is not a total one, i.e. if its not an Abdominal, after which complete recovery usually takes four to eight weeks. But instead has a vaginal or laparoscopic procedure then most women are able to return to normal activity in one to two weeks.

      So this is also another option to consider. Good luck.

  3. QUESTION:
    Have anyone done MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for theTreatment of Uterine Fibroids.?
    Can you teal me how it work and how it help you after you have done? Any side defect?

    • ANSWER:
      yes. ive done an mri. it stinks! it isnt painfull or anything, you have to stay inside this tiny machine for about 45 minutes without moving AT ALL!!!! if you have an itch on your nose yoou cant scratch it. you cant open your mouth and if you sneeze, they have to do the whole 45 minutes all over again! you cant twich! you can only blink! i need to get another mri in december so, i hope i helped. 🙂

  4. QUESTION:
    What to do if MRI shows fibroid tumors?
    I hurt my back at work 2months ago and was sent for MRI recently. Just saw my orthopaedic surgeon and he says my MRI shows several fibroid tumors but he didnt really go any further in to detail. Like, do I see an ob/gyn, do I not worry about it, is it serious, etc? All he talked about was my back, and seemed very unsure about the fibroids and was just reading the info off of the radiologist’s report.
    Any advice, please?

    • ANSWER:
      You should see your ob/gyn, no question about it. Fibroid tumors, just like ovarian cysts, etc. are part of the reproductive area right? You will feel better if you have this checked out by a professional in that medical field. Normally though, fibroid tumors aren’t too much to be alarmed about but can cause pain and problems in your menstrual cycle, etc. However, every person, every woman is different. It is good that he didn’t discuss the fibroid tumors since it is not his place to or his expertise. good luck

  5. QUESTION:
    okay and safe to get pregnant with ovarian cysts AND fibroids on your uterus?
    An MRI has shown cysts and fibroids. We want to have one more baby but everything I find online says a hysterectory is the only way to fix the problem forever. I know this is a question for my OB… BUT it’s several weeks before she can get me in. The nurses I talk to at work say my OB is probably gonna tell me if we want another one we better do it “now or never” We weren’t planning on having another for another year or so but if now is our only choice then we will make it work. I am just worried about the risks of being pregnant while having fibroids and cysts. Please don’t tell me about how its not meant to be and all that stuff, I don’t want to hear it, this is a VERY sensitive subject for me, one of our sons just passed away in October of 2009. [thus the reason for not planning on another now} Any advice will help I am sure but if anyone has been through this PLEASE give me some advice and/or tips. Oh and one other thing, about the hysterectomy, if I have it done during my mandatory c-section will it through me into menopause? I’m only 25 but one person has told me it will, no matter my age!

    • ANSWER:
      I have no idea the answer to your question, but I want to let you know I’ll be praying for you and your family. Best of wishes to you.



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