MRI of the Ovaries
A doctor or physician may order an MRI scan of the pelvis to take pictures of the female reproductive organs. This includes the uterus (womb), cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes. The ovaries are where the ova or eggs are produced.
An MRI is useful because it shows healthcare providers what tissue is normal, and what tissue is not.
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 MRI of the Ovaries:
An ovary 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.
An ovary 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 ovaries 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.
An Ovary MRI may help diagnose (find):
A MRI of the ovaries can find abnormal vaginal bleeding, or a pelvic mass.
A MRI of the ovaries can also give physicians a reason for unexplained infertility.
A MRI of the ovaries can show benign or malignant tumors, growths or lumps of swelling in the cervix, uterine, or bladder.
An ovary MRI can explain pelvic or lower abdominal pain.
A MRI of the ovaries can show birth defects or abnormalities in the reproductive organs.
An ovary MRI can also show whether cancer has spread to other areas of the body.
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