Saturday, December 13, 2008

What is Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in Ednometriosis ?

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As we mentioned in previous articles during the last stage of the menstrual cycle normally a layer of endometriosis lining in the inside of the uterus is expelled, known as menstruation blood but instead some of the endometriosis tissues growing somewhere else in the body causing endometriosis. Endometriosis also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. In this article, we will discuss what is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in endometriosis ?

I. Definition
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) also known as nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI), is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to provide detailed pictures of organs and structures in the body. It is considered as a better medical technique than X ray imaging and useful for looking at the uterus and abdomen for tumors and abnormalities.

II. Procedure
No preparation is needed for an MRI, but you are asked to wear loose clothes without any metals fastening and no jewelry, because metals may interfere with performance of the medical instrument caused by too strong magnetic field in your body. As you lie comfortable on the table that moves into the tunnel-shaped magnet, you will hear loud knocking and staccato buzzing and clicking sound while the MRI is operated.
The MRI images will be interpreted by a radiologist and copy of the images and interpretation will be send to your doctor.

III. Risks
In general MRI is considered safe for most people, but people with the following implants cannot be scanned and may not be a candidate for MRI.
1. Internal pace maker.
2. Cochlear implant.
3. Artificial heart valves.
4. Implanted electronic device.
5. Artificial limbs or metallic joint prostheses.
6. Metal pins, screws, plates or surgical staples.
7. Etc.
Please make sure that you talk to your doctor if you have any implants, so you doctor will know you health before ordering MRI.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look at the bright side.

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