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Dynamic MRI of the pelvic floor

Stress incontinence is the involuntary or unintentional leaking of small amounts of urine during physical movement (such as coughing, sneezing and exercising). It is the most common form of incontinence in women and is treatable.

Prolapsed bladder, also called cystocele or fallen bladder, is a common condition in women where the bladder bulges onto the front wall of the vagina. This is often caused by childbirth or menopause and is easily treated once correctly diagnosed.

Dynamic upright MRI is helpful in evaluating persistent complaints both before and after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (Bladder and rectum). It can be used to detect more defects than a physical examination or other imaging investigations.It does not use X-rays and is therefore safer than having an x-ray voiding cystogram to assess  the degree of bladder prolapse.

Bladder prolapse shown in standing and straining position

Bladder prolapse shown in standing and straining position



At the Medserena Upright MRI Centre, scans are made with the patient standing, or seated normally, and then when they are pushing down, straining into the pelvis. Given the recognized impact of an upright posture on the pelvic organs, this means that the patient is imaged in a much more physiologically relevant way.

The Upright scanner is also completely open at the front, making it well tolerated by claustrophobic patients. Being asked to strain in a seated position, if required, is also a much more natural and comfortable procedure for any patient.


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The Upright Positional MRI System offers the unique possibility of scanning patients in an upright or weight-bearing position.