Full Body NMR
What does it consist of?
You must be stretched on your back with your head resting on a cushion, the table will move until you are in the center of the resonance equipment. The test can last from 20 to 45 minutes, during this time, you will have to remain as calm as possible, since the taking of images is not continuous but different imaging planes are made that help diagnose pathologies in the organs, tissues and skeletal system. Once finished, you will be able to continue with your daily life as normal.
If necessary, at the beginning of the test a technician will administer contrast to mark the area to be studied.
CASES IN WHICH IT IS RECOMMENDED
Who is it for?
One of the reasons this test is done is to detect benign or malignant tumors in patients with suspected cancer.
How should you prepare?
- Contrast administration: intravenous contrast administration is required. .
- Metal objects: The technician will give you the necessary instructions, provide you with a gown and ask you to remove any metal objects (jewelry, watch, piercings, hairpins, mobiles, dental prostheses and hearing aids).
- Heart devices: It’s important to tell the technician about any devices you’re implanted in your body (pacemakers, electrodes, and clips from previous surgeries).
- Hydration and lactation: Drink plenty of water to eliminate contrast from the body. If you are breastfeeding, you should stop for 48 hours. You should discard breast milk.