MRI for the detection of Ménière's disease
What does it consist of?
MRI for the detection of Ménière’s disease makes it possible to detect the existence of a dilation of the membranous labyrinth, a situation known as endolymphatic hydrops. To do this, the patient is administered paramagnetic contrast (gadolinium) intravenously. After 4 hours, the time in which it is estimated that the gadolinium has entered the inner ear, the magnetic resonance is performed. This test makes it possible to visualize the altered fluid in the inner ear and whether the endolymphatic space is dilated, a conclusive sign for the diagnosis of Ménière’s disease.
CASES IN WHICH IT IS RECOMMENDED
Who is it for?
MRI for the detection of Ménière’s disease is mainly indicated in the following cases:
- People with symptoms of hearing loss, pressure in the ear, ringing, vertigo or dizziness.