MRI Bone Reconstruction
What does it consist of?
To perform the test, you must remain stretched on your back with your head resting on a cushion and a radiologist technician will administer contrast to mark the area to be studied. Next, the table will move until the area of the body to be studied is in the center of the resonance equipment.
The test can last from 40 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 image planes are made. Once finished, you will be able to continue with your daily life as normal.
CASES IN WHICH IT IS RECOMMENDED
MRI Bone Reconstruction with UTE sequences is especially indicated in the case of patients who have lesions in complex structures of the body that are difficult to visualize using conventional Magnetic Resonance equipment, such as the lung, tendons and bones or cartilage. This technique captures images of both soft tissues and bones, which is what differentiates it from classic MRI.
In addition to the diagnostic accuracy without the need for additional tests, MRI with Bone Reconstruction reduces the risk of radiation, so it can be a test of special interest to perform it on adults and, especially, children.
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.