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Dynamic pelvic floor MRI / Defeco MRI

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a common disorder present in 25 percent of women aged 30 to 70 years. The diagnosis of PFD begins with a detailed collection of medical history and physical examination. When imaging is required, some doctors prefer a dynamic pelvic MRI in lieu of fluoroscopy.

Procedure

At first, the acquisition is carried out at rest followed by a trust sequence with evacuation.

It is, indeed, important to push until is a complete evacuation from the rectum is attained in order to have a clear image of any anomalies or shape and position of the rectum and other organs of the small pelvis.

At the end of the different sequences, a quick wash is performed before the patient gets dressed.

Examination duration 20 MINUTES


Examinations NOT COVERED by the RAMQ
Most group insurance plans reimburse the cost of such examinations. Inquire if your plan covers the examination. We accept applications from the CSST and the SAAQ.


PREPARATION

The technologist will insert a catheter (a small plastic tube) into the rectum and inject about 100ml of gel. The gel makes it easier to differentiate the organs. The gel, which is situated in the rectum, will be evacuated during the acquisition of the images. One the gel is inserted, the catheter is removed.