MRI of the Bowel
A doctor or physician may order an MRI scan of the bowel to take pictures of the small intestine. An MRI is useful because it shows healthcare providers what tissue is normal, and what tissue is not.
A MRI enterography is a specific type of MRI that takes images of the small intestine after drinking fluids in order for the small intestine to stand out.
A quality MRI scan can show radiologists what may be causing your signs and symptoms and it’s important that you find the best machines and radiologists possible to receive the best imaging.
Reasons for a Bowel MRI:
A bowel MRI scan may be done to check for certain cancers or other illness. The MRI may show tissue that has cancer cells and tissue that does not have cancer cells.
A bowel MRI can be used to guide doctors or surgeons during a procedure, such as a biopsy. An MRI scan may be used if surgery is needed to remove a growth or lump.
A MRI scan of the bowel can show healthcare providers how well a treatment for a disease is working and the results of a quality MRI scan can help in the plan for the best treatment forward.
A Bowel MRI may help diagnose (find):
A MRI of the bowel can show inflammation of the bowel, as well as bleeding and other abnormalities.
A MRI of the bowel can show a bowel obstruction, which is a blockage that keeps food or liquid from passing through your small or large intestine.
A bowel MRI can find tumors, growths, or lumps.
A MRI of the bowel can identify the presence of Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases.
- What are MRI scans?
- Why would someone need or get a MRI scan?
- What are the different types of MRI scans?
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- How are MRIs different than MRA scans?
- How are MRIs different than x-rays or CT scans?