Similar to MR Enterography, yet slightly different, MR Enteroclysis is an advanced imaging technique which is used to detect the presence of pathologies in the small intestine. The prime difference between an MR enterography and MR enteroclysis lies in the technique of administration of fluid used to distend the bowel for a longer duration.
In MR Enteroclysis, a special tube known as naso-gastric or naso-duodenal tube is used as a means to insert fluid inside the bowels. This fluid distends the bowel and makes it easy for the MRI machine to take pictures of it.
Water is the first choice when it comes to distending the bowel, but since it is easily absorbed by the body and it will be difficult to hold it in for about half an hour to 45 minutes, other choices are available. Methylcellulose, barium, milk or juice are preferably given these days. After this is done, a special dye known as a contrast agent is injected inside the body. This is especially useful in brightening up the images on the MRI scan, making it easy for the radiologist to study them properly.
The magnetic waves possess a unique property of interacting with the water molecules inside the body to create a signal. Special sensors and these waves, together create pictures which can be seen on a computer by the radiologist.
Centers for MR Enteroclysis:
Following are the leading diagnostic centers which offer MR enteroclysis –
|Exo Path Labs||Thane-Kharegaon||Mumbai
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