What Will Be Examined During an MRI of the Pelvis?
With this MRI examination, we visualise the bones and joints of your pelvis to localise what is causing your complaints.
MRI Scan of the Pelvis
Pelvic pain is amongst the complaints that are hard to localise. Some feel the pain rather in the hip joint, others in their lower back. Often, the pain radiates to other body parts: the legs and sometimes even to the neck or head. That’s because the pelvis is practically the connecting element between the back and the legs. It acts as a protective shell for the organs in the lower abdomen and is crucial for our physical mobility. Often, pelvic or hip pain is accompanied by movement problems, i.e. start-up problems when walking or a sense of instability.
An MRI scan of your pelvis can provide clarity about the cause of your pelvic pain and hip complaints or, equally important, rule out certain causes.
The following complaints may be a reason to have an MRI scan of your pelvis:
Pelvic pain during prolonged sitting, sleeping, climbing stairs, getting up from a chair, and walking can be caused by pelvic instability due to strain, pregnancy, wear and tear (osteoarthritis), and in some cases a tumour.
Pain in the lower abdomen can be caused by inflammation in the lesser pelvis.
Hip pain due to trauma or swelling; limited mobility.
The above-mentioned complaints can be caused – among other reasons – by relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, and overstraining.
These complaints can be caused by relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, and overstraining – to name just a few.
Rather Early Than Too Late
We love life. And we believe that medical screenings can save lives. Let us support you and your well-being – come for a preventive check-up before complaints arise.