It helps in detection of nasopharynx related soft tissue lesions and to detect its nature.
It helps in local staging of neoplastic lesions and to assess its extensions along the skull base.
In the assessment of some of the rare congenital anomalies involving the central part of the skull base
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
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 nasopharynx in about 15-20 minutes while the patient is lying comfortably on MRI table. Resting respiration and avoid swallowing during each scan interval which last for few minutes each. You can swallow in the interval between each image group following the instruction of the operator
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