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.

The method provides a valid diagnosis for the de nitive classi cation of load-dependent or function-dependent displacement of the small pelvic organs. The quality of the reproducible images can prove useful in devising subsequent treatment plans and considering surgical indications.


Bladder prolapse shown in standing and straining position

Furthermore, the system improves compliance as patients are examined in a familiar position, which is essential in order to achieve diagnostically viable scan results.

At the Medserena Upright MRI Centres, you would be scanned standing up, or seated normally, when you will be asked to “push down”, straining into the pelvis, so that any prolapse can be evaluated. Given the recognized impact of an upright posture on the pelvic organs, this means that you are imaged in a much more physiologically relevant way, as well as feeling much more comfortable and natural than when lying down.

The truly open design of the Upright MRI system also creates a far more pleasant examination environment for patients with claustrophobia.

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