Good day! A few months ago, I first had to get acquainted with modern diagnostic miracle device called an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
It all started a few years ago. Periodically there were nagging pains of the prolonged nature in the right side. I went to the gynecologists but at the ultrasound they sent me I found nothing.
In the end, after another very severe attack of pain, I signed up for MRI of organs of small pelvis. It was not easy, in the first MRI center I simply refused to serve, saying that if I was to him was never sent, and on ultrasound found nothing, then they help me no will, because will not see anything. From such statements I'm a little discouraged, but decided not to give up and call the next hospital, where I in my timid question: "Can I come in without a referral?", I confidently said, Yes, you can.
The MRI examination is best done at the 6 to 11 day cycle.The day before the survey to exclude foods rich in fiber (bread, fruit, vegetables, soda). As I understand it, it is necessary to exclude the formation of gas in the intestines, which can complicate the picture under examination.
Before the need to take activated charcoal (dosage depends on weight)
And the day of the test in the morning to drink Nospanum to reduce peristalsis.
When I went for an MRI, they gave me to fill out a questionnaire where I had to tick the box if sick those diseases, if I had any allergies etc. Then I was carried into the locker room, given something like a robe, I stripped to the waist (left in shorts and pantyhose), put on a robe and I was escorted to the room with the unit itself.
It helped me to lie down, cemented over the study area some device and told to lie still. Also gave the button you need to press if you feel unwell.
Then the table on which I was lying was pushed into the unit itself and I remained to lie under the dome in a partially confined space, the outside left part of the table with my feet. Doctor and nurse stayed in the other room, I was able to observe them through the glass.
Began examination, the machine started working and I regretted not taking earplugs. The machine runs very loud, constant loud clicks around you.
The survey lasted approximately 20-30 minutes, when I decided to introduce contrast.
Unable to do MRI with contrast or without. The contrast is administered in the presence of various tumors (fibroids, cysts, etc.) it Decides the doctor during the examination.
The contrast introduced me to Vienna, I felt like I pumped fluid.
It took another 20 minutes, when I finally let go.
To come said an hour for the results.
You should be prepared that after the contrast You'll want to use the toilet, as it is displayed this way.
For the whole procedure, I paid 8000 rubles (self-MRI + contrast + write to disk)
After an hour I was given a branded bag with pictures of the drive and description of the doctor. Gave me an extension of the fallopian tube (hydrosalpinx)
Unfortunately, later, when laparoscopy revealed that I did not extension of the fallopian tube and the ovarian cyst. For this shoot score.
In any case, I'm glad that the MRI gave me direction as I was not sure what in gynecology I have a pain, because the ultrasound didn't say anything (as I heard later, during the second ultrasound scan, I have this cyst in the intestine was hiding, or she had somehow closed, and that it was difficult to see...).
Overall, I think that MRI is really more informative in the diagnosis than ultrasound, it is important to find a good diagnostician)
However, 100% of the diagnosis should not be trusted.