Visualizing the organs and structures of the pelvis.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pelvis is a special scan that uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to generate images of the pelvis. The pelvis is the area of the human body that contains the pelvic bones, urinary bladder, female and male reproductive organs, and parts of the large intestine (colon). Pelvic MRI can be used to evaluate problems in the pelvic area such as cancers, infection, anatomic abnormalities, and other disorders.
In some cases, your doctor may order pelvic MRI with intravenous (IV) contrast. This allows for better visualization of blood vessels and other structures. Please refer to the About Contrast section for more details.
Pelvic MRI is used when you have symptoms or illness associated with the structures within the pelvis. Some examples include:
Pelvic MRI may also be recommended when planning for pelvic surgery, radiation therapy, or biopsy.
To schedule a pelvic MRI, please call our scheduling team at (512) 453-6100 or toll free at (800) 998-8214. A provider referral is required to make an appointment.
A radiologist, a physician specifically trained to interpret radiological examinations, will analyze the images and send a signed report to the provider who referred you to ARA. The physician will then share the results with you. Your report will also be available on the patient portal within3 business days.
If you are getting your MRI at ARA and want to know more,...
ARA continues to follow CDC guidelines in requiring all employees and patients to wear masks at our imaging centers for the safety of all.