It helps in detection of pituitary gland tumors as macro and microadenomas and in cases of microadenoma dynamic post contrast study is needed.It helps to assess the relations and extensions of the pituitary gland tumors.It helps in the evaluation of congenital anomalies of the pituitary gland..
Patients with complaints related to hormonal imbalance such as increased secretion of the prolactin leading to galactorrhea or growth hormone leading to dwarfism or acromegalyPatients with complaints related to the mass effect of the pituitary gland tumor such as visual field defects or headache.
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.
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.