MR imaging of the body is performed to evaluate:

  • organs of the chest and abdomen—including the heart, liverbiliary tractkidneysspleen, bowel, pancreasand adrenal glands.
  • pelvic organs including the reproductive organs in the male (prostate and testicles) and the female (uterus, cervix and ovaries).
  • blood vessels (MR Angiography).
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Physicians use the MR examination to help diagnose or monitor treatment for conditions such as:

  • tumors of the chest, abdomen or pelvis.
  • certain types of heart problems.
  • blockages, enlargements or anatomical variants of blood vessels, including the aorta, renal arteries, and arteries in the legs.
  • diseases of the liver, such as cirrhosis and tumors, and that of other abdominal organs, including the bile ducts, gallbladder, and pancreatic ducts.
  • diseases of the small intestine, colon, rectum and anus.
  • cysts and solid tumors in the kidneys and other parts of the urinary tract.
  • tumors and other abnormalities of the reproductive organs (e.g., uterus, ovaries, testicles, prostate).
  • causes of pelvic pain in women, such as fibroids, endometriosis and adenomyosis.
  • suspected uterine congenital abnormalities in women undergoing evaluation for infertility.
  • breast cancer and implants.
  • fetal assessment in pregnant women.