Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pituitary gland (hypophysis)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pituitary gland (hypophysis) and the Turkish saddle area is one of the most promising and rapidly improving methods of modern neuroradiology.
When conducting an MRI of the pituitary gland and the turkish saddle, the doctor gets the opportunity to investigate structural and pathological changes, evaluate the physicochemical, pathophysiological processes of the entire brain as a whole or its structures, such as the pituitary gland, conduct functional studies of the brain based on changes in local activity, perform magnetic - resonance angiography, which does not require direct puncture of the artery.зонансную ангиографию, не требующую прямой пункции артерии.
There are many reasons for the pathological increase in blood prolactin levels (hyperprolactinemia). MRI of the pituitary gland and sella turcica allows visualization of such organic changes as macroadenoma or microadenoma or pituitary prolactinoma.
Our patients are offered to undergo an MRI of the pituitary gland (the area of the sella turcica) on an apparatus with a magnetic field of 3.0 T (tesla). It is also possible to conduct MRI with intravenous contrast (Omniscan contrast) to increase the visual difference between healthy tissue and tumor. Weight restriction (for a patient with a large weight) during magnetic resonance imaging - up to 200 kg.