MRI of the PNS

It helps in the assessment of complicated para nasal sinus and sino-nasal inflammatory conditions.It helps in the assessment of para nasal sinus neoplastic and neoplastic like lesions, to detect its nature and delineate the extensions.


Patients with complaints related to paranasal sinuses or suspected neoplastic lesions like nasal obstruction, bleeding, suspected masses on examination, visual/orbital symptoms or features of intra cranial extensions.


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).Ferromagnetic surgical clips or prosthesis.

IV contrast administration may be requested by your physician.CT PNS may be requested to assess bony boundaries of paranasal sinuses.


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 PNS in about 15-20 minutes while the patient is lying comfortably on MRI table.


The examination is done on one of our highly advanced MRI machines available in our branches.


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.