MRI Scan Without Dye and With Dye - Pelvis

This test uses magnets and radio waves to make detailed images of the tissues and organs in the pelvis before and after contrast.




This test uses magnets and radio waves to make detailed images of the tissues and organs in the pelvis before and after contrast.



A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of the pelvis uses magnets and radio waves to make detailed images of the tissues and organs in the pelvic area. This includes the bladder, female reproductive organs (ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix and uterus), male reproductive organs (testicles and prostate) lymph nodes and pelvic bones. Your healthcare provider may order an MRI of your pelvis to:

  • The images are done before and after a dye is put into a vein in your arm or hand.
  • The dye helps to highlight the structures in your pelvis so they can be seen better.

Your healthcare provider may order an MRI of your pelvis to:

  • Find the cause of pelvic pain
  • Evaluate problems with the structures and tissues in the pelvic area
  • Evaluate an injury or problems with the structures and tissues in the pelvic area
  • Determine the stage of a cancer in the pelvic area

MRI machines use powerful magnets, so tell your health care provider if you have any metal or medical devices in your body.

  • You must lie still during the exam, because moving could blur the images.
  • You will be given a contrast dye through a line in a vein in your arm or hand. The dye may cause you to feel flushed or to have a bad taste in your mouth for a short time.
  • If you are pregnant and your health care provider feels an MRI would give helpful information, he or she may order this test.
  • Be sure to talk about the benefits and risks of the test with your health care provider.
  • An MRI can take up to an hour, but newer machines may be much faster.

The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.

What should I ask my health care provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is my diagnosis and the reason for the test? Are the test results likely to change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?
  • Do I need to have the test without and with dye? If I do, should I be concerned if I have allergies?
  • Are there any less expensive, but effective, alternatives to my getting this test?

Remind your health care provider if there are any metal(s) or medical device(s) in your body.

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Scan Pelvis
Scan Pelvic
Pelvis Scan
Pelvis MRI
Pelvic Scan
Pelvic MRI
MRI Scan Without Dye and With Dye - Pelvis
MRI Scan


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