Inflammatory illnesses of the large and small intestine as well as Crohn’s disease can cause abdominal pain, diarrhoea and nausea. Changes in the intestinal wall and abdomen can be detected non-invasively, i.e. without surgical intervention, with an MRI enterography.
About the appointment
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Requirements for an MRI enterography
- Please bring any previous findings (doctor’s letter, surgery reports, ultrasound, X‑ray, CT, MR, endoscopy or biopsy results) to the examination.
- Drink plenty of liquids on the day before the examination, and do not consume solid food on the evening prior to the examination.
- Please arrive at the examination nil by mouth.
- The examination does not involve any radiation exposure.
- It is not possible to perform an MRI enterography on persons wearing a pacemaker.
- Prior clarification is required in case you have any implants.
Procedure for an MRI enterography
- An MRI enterography takes between 20 and 30 minutes.
- Prior to the examination, you will be asked to drink two litres of liquid at the clinic. As a consequence, you may feel somewhat bloated.
- You will receive a medication to calm the intestine.
- You assume a supine position while your head is outside the magnetic tube.
- The examination device makes knocking sounds; earplugs are available upon request.
- It is absolutely necessary for you to lie still so that we can generate high-quality images. Please let us know if you suffer from claustrophobia.
Costs & reimbursement
This examination currently not listed within the benefits catalogue of statutory health insurers and therefore only covered through private health insurance.
Our fee notes can be submitted in any case to all private health insurers that cover outpatient services.
We are happy to advise you personally in this regard.