What Will Be Examined During an MRI of the Upper Abdomen?
An MRI scan of your upper abdomen shows your liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, and aorta. All organs will be analysed layer by layer with a big magnetic field.
MRI Scan of the Upper Abdomen
An MRI scan of your upper abdomen shows all of your upper abdominal organs. Our trained physicians can detect or rule out any abnormalities in these organs. These might be gall stones, hepatic or renal cysts, a fatty liver, or pouches in your intestines (diverticula). At the same time, we analyse the main artery in the body (aorta) for any abnormalities like dilation (aneurism) or calcification (atherosclerosis).
MRI means magnetic resonance imaging. An MRI scan is an imaging procedure that allows us to take pictures of the inside of the body; a wide variety of organic diseases become visible. The MRI scanner receives signals from the body via a large magnet and radio waves. These are converted into images by a computer.
The following complaints may be a reason to have an MRI scan of the upper abdomen:
Severe pain in the upper abdomen may be caused by gall stones, hepatic or renal cysts, a fatty liver, or pouches in the bowels.
Abdominal cramps, flatulence, constipation as well as nausea without vomiting all belong to digestive problems. They can be caused by stress, heartburn, gall stones, and Crohn’s disease.
Light cramps, stabbing pain, a heavy, wet feeling, and a round belly. Causes include stress or hepatic cysts.
Back pain radiation in the abdomen or groins. Radiation pain from the lower back may be caused by kidney or gall stones.
Rather Early Than Too Late
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