Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Abdomen And Pelvis
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Abdomen And Pelvis (Discharge Care) Care Guide
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Abdomen And Pelvis
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Abdomen And Pelvis Aftercare Instructions
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Abdomen And Pelvis Discharge Care
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Abdomen And Pelvis Inpatient Care
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Abdomen And Pelvis Precare
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- A magnetic resonance imaging scan is also called an MRI. An MRI uses magnetic fields and radio waves to take pictures of the inside of your body. An MRI of the abdomen and pelvis is done to take pictures of the organs in your abdomen (stomach and torso area) and pelvis (area between and including your hips).
- If you have symptoms such as abdominal or pelvic pain, an abdominal and pelvic MRI can show what is causing your symptoms. If you are at high risk of getting a certain disease, an MRI can be used to check for signs of the disease. An MRI can be used before a procedure to help caregivers plan it, or during a procedure to guide them. If you are being treated for a medical condition, an MRI can show caregivers how well your treatment is working. This will help you and your caregiver decide on the best treatment for you.
AFTER YOU LEAVE:
Take your medicine as directed.
Call your primary healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.
Ask for information about where and when to go for follow-up visits:
For continuing care, treatments, or home services, ask for more information.
- Ask your caregiver to explain the results of your MRI to you.
CONTACT A CAREGIVER IF:
- You have a medical device that has stopped working, or is not working as it did before the MRI.
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