NKTI MRI examinations that we do are the following: Brain Head and Neck (nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses

, temporal bone, infratemporal fossa, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, salivary glands, tongue, buccal mucosa, temporomandibular joints) Orbits Spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum) Joints (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, foot) Chest (chest wall, mediastinum and hilum) Abdomen and Pelvis (gastrointestinal tract, MR Cholangiopancreatography, genitourinary tract, MR urography, liver transplant, kidney transplant) MR Angiography (cerebral, carotid, thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta) Test area: MRI Section, Department of Radiological Sciences, Annex I Building Facilitation of MRI request: Present doctor’s MRI request (preferably with brief history, PE and working diagnosis) to the Reception Area of the Radiology Department for evaluation and registration. Fill-up MRI form/checklist and sign a consent form. It is important to write down your contact numbers (cellphone or landline) just in case of additional inquiries. If the patient is under 18 years of age, the parent or guardian will sign the consent form. The receptionist will instruct the patient or the relatives to proceed to the MRI section, then present the MRI form/checklist and consent form to the MRI technologist. Wait for your turn to be called in for the examination. Charging can be done before or after the MRI procedure, since some procedures require certain supplies to be used

Monday to Friday. so that . IV tubing). so the patient is advised to go to the toilet to urinate prior to the test. contrast. Saturdays are reserved for scheduled MRI procedures (morning only) and emergency cases.(e.g. Keep the receipt. For other MR examinations without contrast. you may call the following numbers: Direct Line: (63) (2) 926-8934 Trunk Line: (63) (2) 924-3601 to 09 local 1115 Patient Preparation: When MRI of the abdomen and pelvis (with or without contrast) are requested. MRI requests will be entertained at the reception area from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Scheduled MRI procedures are preferred. Clearance for sedation should be acquired from the attending physician prior to the examination. Present the receipt to the Reception Area of the Radiology Department for encoding. In such cases as well as with children. This will avoid repeated trips to the Cashier Section. For scheduling and further inquiries. or at the main NKTI building – beyond 3:00 PM). Proceed to the Cashier Section for the payment (Annex I Building. NSS. The MRI procedure will take some time. this might be difficult to those who have back problems. syringe. which will then be used to claim the result. Other contrast-enhanced procedures also require at least 2 hours fasting to prevent possible aspiration as a result of contrast reaction. fasting is not required. fasting of 3-4 hours is necessary to rest the bowels. Kindly coordinate with the MR technologist or the radiologist regarding this matter ahead of time. Since the patient must remain still during the procedure. near the CT Scan Section-until 3:00 PM only. unless told not to do so. sedation would be required.

Attending physician who wishes to accompany and sedate their patient during the procedure may be allowed. particularly those associated with implants. During the MR Examination: After removing all metallic objects or any clothing with metallic material. Pulse and respiratory gating equipment are attached to the patient if needed. Radiofrequency coils will be placed by the technologist on the surface of the anatomic region of interest. clips. The table will then be moved into the magnet. Before the procedure. the patient will hear certain noise. the technologist will then assist the patient in getting off the table. Contrast administration. and prosthesis. The patient will be asked to lie down on the MR examining table and positioned accordingly. is injected intravenously. catheters. Once the examination is completed. While the examination is going on.proper referral and scheduling will be made to the Anesthesia Department. The patient will be provided with a buzzer to be used to notify the technologist if he wishes to say or do something. . To minimize hearing irritation. the patient must inform the MR technologist or the radiologist of previous surgery. stents. The technologist will stay in his workstation but he can check on the patient from time to time through a microphone speaker system and viewing glass. This is just a normal phenomenon. when needed. ear plugs will be provided. which will last for several minutes. the patient will be escorted by the MR technologist into the examining room.

Post Procedure : Although hypersensitivity to MR contrast medium is very rare.g. sneezing. may be requested by the radiologist to confirm certain findings to diagnose the patient properly. watery and itchy eyes) which may occur immediately or several hours after the examination. the patient should inform the radiologist. Additional images. Points of Emphasis: . difficulty of breathing. Results: Results and films will be released at the Result and Borrowing Section of the Department of Radiological Sciences on the date and time specified by the radiologist. provisional results will be provided immediately after the examination. If reactions do occur. skin rashes. contact his referring physician or go directly to an emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Releasing Section is open Mondays to Fridays at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays at 8:00 AM to 12:00 NN.Test Time : An average complete MRI scan takes about 30-60 minutes to perform. For those whom immediate intervention is necessary. patients are instructed to observe for allergic reaction/s (e.

Functional Imaging (DTI) • Cardiac. ATM cards or any card with magnetic tape. Neck. metal implants.. Diffusion. Ankle. IAC. Pituitary Gland. Foot • MRA of: Head. may not fit within the coils. Lumbar. PHILIPPINE HEART CENTER 9252401 2100 to 2102 . Abdomen. Hip. heart valves. Extremity/Run off • Spectroscopy. Abdominal. Chest. Chest. Wrist. Patients must remove all jewelries. Knee. cellphones. Hand. before entering the MR examination room.Obese patients or those who have unusually increased abdominal girths or wide shoulders. difficulty of breathing. etc. MRCP. Seizure Protocol) • Neck. Perfusion. Contraindications may include patients who have pacemakers. Pelvis • Extremities and Joints: Shoulder. Renal. unstable condition requiring life support machines/monitoring devices. watches. Thoracic. pins. Sacral) • Brain (Orbit's.CT-MRI Section MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) CARDINAL MRI Spine (Cervical. Elbow. Breast MRI • .

• Whole-Body MRI .