- What is MRI?
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a radiation-free, non-invasive, technique that uses strong magnetic fields to produce high quality, detailed and sectional images of the inside of the body in multiple planes.
- MRI scanner is a large tube, open at both ends that contains powerful magnets, you lie on a flatbed that’s moved into the scanner tube.
- If you have fear of enclosed spaces (claustrophobia) or anxiety, inform your Physician.
- An MRI scan is performed as an outpatient procedure; you are not required to stay in hospital overnight.
- It is a painless and safe procedure; anaesthesia or sedation is not needed.
- The magnetic fields and radio waves used during MRI scan are not harmful. Multiple Researches has confirmed that MRI scans are one of the safest medical procedures available.
- MRI scans aren’t usually recommended for pregnant women.
- An MRI can be used to detect tumours and cysts of the pelvis, urinary tract, diseases of the small intestine as well as causes of pelvic pain in women such as fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis and other abnormalities of the reproductive organs
- What are the General Indications for MRI Pelvis?
- Birth defects.
- Injury or trauma in the pelvic area.
- Abnormal X-ray or Ultrasound results (to further investigate).
- Ongoing pain in the lower abdominal or pelvic region.
- Unexplained difficulties in passing urine or faeces.
- suspected cancer (or cancer) in reproductive organs, bladder, rectum, or urinary tract.
- MRI Pelvis Specific Indications for Women:
- Irregular vaginal bleeding or Irregular menstruation showing no response after 2 months of conservative treatment.
- Lumps or masses in your pelvic area (such as uterine fibroids).
- Unexplained pain in your lower belly or pelvic area.
- MRI Pelvis Specific Indications for Men:
- An undescended testicle.
- Lumps in the scrotum or testicles.
- Swelling in the scrotum or testicles.
- Rarely to check prostate.
For Healthcare Providers:
- All MRI require pre-approval from Nextcare.
- Always submit detailed history of the sign & symptoms with onset and duration of the disease.
||Magnetic resonance (e.g., proton) imaging (MRI) pelvis; without contrast material(s).
||Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) pelvis with contrast material(s).
||Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast material(s), followed by contrast material(s) and further sequences.
||Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) pelvis, with or without contrast material(s).
*Should not be coded in conjunction with 74712 & 74713.