It helps in diagnosis of the nerve injuries after accidents or birth injuries.
It helps in the diagnosis of peripheral nerve tumors.
In the assessment of complications related to regional tumors or infections
Patients with weakness or sensory deficits of the upper limbs with suspected pathology at the level of the brachial plexus whether post traumatic or tumor related
Patients with mechanically/magnetically activated devices as cardiac pacemaker, cochlear implants.
Patients with metallic foreign body in the eye.
Pregnant women in the first trimester (benefits versus risk to be assessed).
Patients with ferromagnetic surgical clips or prosthesis
Your physician may request some electro-physiological studies of the optic nerve.
IV contrast administration in neoplastic and inflammatory conditions.
No preparation needed for the non-contrast study.
Patient should be food fasting 4-6 hrs before the exam in case of contrast enhanced study only. Adequate hydration is needed and recent kidney function test should be available at the time of your examination.
In case of claustrophobic patients, the examination can be done in one of our open MRI machines or under anesthesia.
MRI can scan the brachia plexus in about 20-25 minutes while the patient is lying comfortably on MRI table
No after care or precautions needed following non contrast enhanced study.
In case of contrast enhanced study drinking plenty of water is advised to help to wash out the injected IV contrast material out of your body except if you are on fluid balance for renal or cardiac condition you may consult your physician and in case of lactating mothers it is advised to escape lactation for 24 hrs after the contrast injection.