Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Abdomen
Why It Is Done
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdomen is done to:
- Find problems or tumors in the Reference abdominal organs Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window and tissues. In some cases, MRI can tell if a tumor is noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant).
- Check lower abdominal and pelvic organs for tumors, bleeding, or problems present since birth (congenital abnormalities).
- Find a blocked tube or stones in the tube that carry Reference bile Opens New Window from the liver to the gallbladder (bile duct).
- Check organs and blood vessels prior to organ transplantation or surgery.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 9, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Paul D. Traughber, MD - Diagnostic Radiology