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Multiparametric bladder MRI

What does it consist of?

The test is performed for the complete study of the bladder, mainly tumors. A tumor that does not invade the detrusor muscle (smooth muscle that is part of the wall of the urinary bladder) can be treated with conservative treatment, while a tumor that invades the muscle must be treated with cystectomy (the total or partial surgical removal of the urinary bladder).


First of all they will administer a contrast to mark the area to study. Afterwards you should be stretched for 40-45 minutes in the resonance remaining as calm as possible throughout the scan.
Cases in which it is recommended

Who is it for?

Bladder multiparameter magnetic resonance imaging has multiple uses, including:

  • Follow-up of patients at high risk of cancer in some of the bladder organs.
  • When the rest of the tests (biopsy) do not give an accurate diagnosis.
  • Determination of the extent of bladder cancer.
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Test preparation


  • Contrast administration:It requires  administration of intravenous contrast.
  • Metallic objects: The technician will give you the necessary instructions, provide you with a gown, and ask you to remove any metallic objects (jewelry, watches, piercings, hairpins, mobile phones, dental prostheses, and hearing aids).
  • Cardiac devices: It is important that you inform the technician about any device that you have implanted in your body (pacemakers, electrodes and clips from previous surgeries).
  • Test duration: The test can last from 20 to 45 minutes depending on the study being performed. During this time it is important that you remain still.
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water to remove contrast from the body.
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The specialists who will assist you in Paracelso Sagasta

A team of professionals to take care of you

To perform multiparametric MRI we use state-of-the-art equipment: Siemens VIDA, a 3 Tesla high-field resonance

Dr. Flamarique Pascual, Álvaro

Member no.: 505013498

Center: Policlínica Sagasta

Dr. García-Magariño Alonso, Jesús

Member no.: 505014176

Center: Policlínica Sagasta