MRI of the Liver
A doctor or physician may order an MRI scan of the abdominals to take pictures of the liver and nearby organs. An MRI is useful because it shows healthcare providers what tissue is normal, and what tissue is not. Many organs in your body can be seen during a quality MRI of the abdominals.
The abdominals include organs that help break down the food you eat and get rid of waste through bowel movements such as your stomach, gallbladder, intestines, liver, pancreas and spleen.
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 Liver MRI:
A liver 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 liver 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 liver 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 Liver MRI may help diagnose (find):
A MRI of the liver may find tumors, growths or lumps in the liver. Physicians are oftentimes able to identify whether the tumor is benign or malignant.
A MRI of the liver may also show blood vessels in and around the liver.
A MRI of the liver can find a blocked tube preventing bile from being carried form the liver to the gallbladder.
A MRI of the liver can help show if cancer has spread to other parts of the body as well.
A MRI of the liver can show organs and blood vessels prior to organ transplantation or surgery.
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- Why would someone need or get a MRI scan?
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- How are MRIs different than MRA scans?
- How are MRIs different than x-rays or CT scans?