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.
Why choose us if you are you need a pelvic floor assessment?
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.
At the Medserena Upright MRI Centre, you would be scanned standing up, or seated normally, and then when you will be asked to “push” down, straining into the pelvis, so that any prolaspse can be evaluated. Given the recognized impact of an upright posture on the pelvic organs, this means that the you are imaged in a much more physiologically relevant way, as well as feeling much more comfortable and natural than when lying down.
The Upright scanner is also completely open at the front, making it well tolerated by claustrophobic patients.
The Upright Positional MRI System offers the unique possibility of scanning patients in an upright or weight-bearing position.DOWNLOAD CLINICAL FLYER