MRI of the spleen

MRI of the spleen

MRI for the spleen is one of the types of examination of the abdominal cavity.

Dysfunctions of this organ lead to serious changes in the state of human health. MRI scans of the spleen can detect various lesions:

  1. foci of inflammation and necrosis;
  2. circulatory disorders;
  3. hemangioma;
  4. anomalies in the structure of the spleen;
  5. hemosiderosis;
  6. signs of a spleen infarction;
  7. tumors, cysts;
  8. twisting of the organ leg.

Tomography will provide a clear visualization of the area being examined. The doctor will receive a complete picture of the structure of the spleen and its changes. Based on the data obtained, it is possible to determine the exact location of the organ under study and diagnose malformations.

Medicina Roytberg's Clinic JSC has a 3 Tesla MRI machine, which allows for high-precision diagnostics while maintaining patient safety. Examinations are carried out around the clock, and the results are handed out in 1.5 hours after the procedure.

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The specialist will refer the patient for an MRI of the spleen if the following symptoms are present:

  • discoloration of the skin, the appearance of unexplained bruises and hematomas with weak blows;
  • pain in the hypochondrium on the left side;
  • abdominal trauma;
  • feeling of fullness after eating, nausea and vomiting;
  • suspicion of the presence of neoplasms in the organ.

Spleen MRI is done on an empty stomach only. Follow all the recommendations of your doctor to avoid negative consequences. It is also important to get rid of metal objects on the body (belt, jewelry, etc.) before the procedure.


Sometimes a contrast agent is required for accurate spleen examination. Patient reactions can range from allergies to kidney failure. Be sure to inform the doctor about the existing diseases so that he can offer a more gentle method of diagnosis.

During pregnancy and lactation, MRI of the spleen is prohibited.

For any type of magnetic resonance imaging, a contraindication is the presence in the body of any metal objects (pacemakers, pumps, clips, etc.).

You can undergo spleen MRI at any time of the day. An appointment with a specialist at our medical center is made by phone: +7 (495) 775-73-60.


Врач Yury Chernov
MR imaging (MRI), SPECT
Experience 45 year
Board certified physician (Highest Category in Radiology), member of the European Society of Radiology
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