What does it consist of?
You must be stretched out on your back with your head resting on a cushion, the stretcher will move until the urogenital area is 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 imaging is not continuous, but different image planes are taken. Once finished you can 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
Urological magnetic resonance has multiple uses, including:
- Follow-up of patients with high risk of cancer in some of the urological organs.
- When the rest of the tests do not yield an exact diagnosis.
- Determination of the extent of urological cancer.