NEW METHODS IN DIAGNOSTICS WITH THE MRI DEFAECOGRAPHY WHEN SEATED.
Examination in a natural position
In a tunnel MRI system, you can only be examined while lying down. This is often not particularly advantageous when conducting a thorough examination of the pelvic floor. Due to its open design, the seated MRI allows for MRI examinations in different positions. Patients can be examined in their natural seated position. The advantage: The real movement sequences are reproduced in the upright MRI. The examination thus enables better diagnostic results, which ultimately lead to a suitable treatment method. This greatly increases the prospects of those affected for a daily life filled with less suffering and more quality of life.
An in-depth consultation takes place with the doctor before the examination begins. Depending on your symptoms, the examination procedure will be individually determined and explained in a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Speak openly about any discomfort you may be experiencing. There is no need to keep something quiet as we are specialised in your illness. In this way, we take a holistic approach to our patients and adapt the examination to your individual needs. You have plenty of time to ask all the questions so that you are well prepared and relaxed for the examination.
The examination time lasts between 20 and 45 minutes, depending on the determined procedure and the individual circumstances. During this time, we also carry out functional examinations, which reliably show the functionality of the pelvic floor and possible displacement of the pelvic organs through moving images.
Intravenous contrast media is often unnecessary to conduct the MRI examination. In some cases, it may be necessary to contrast the rectum with some gel for a complete diagnosis. This is done in a quiet and private atmosphere and is completely painless.
Relax and take a seat
In contrast to narrow tube systems, the seat MRI offers a much higher patient comfort with regard to an unobstructed view and noise. During the examination, you have an unobstructed view from the system. It is even possible to watch current TV programme or watch videos on a large monitor.
The upright MRI is also suitable for examining elderly persons with restricted mobility or persons who are overweight.
Visible good solution
The figure clearly shows what the upright MRI can do.
Together with the natural position during the examination, the excellent image quality ensures that you can clearly and explicitly identify the organs. The diagnosis based on these images of your pelvic instability is thus much easier both for your physicians and yourself during the course of the examination.
The advantage of the dynamic defaecography in the upright MRI is the absence of X-rays.