What is Liver Protocol MRI?
Liver Protocol MRI is a painless radiology exam which may be performed to help visualize the structure of the liver in a non-invasive manner. Liver MR imaging may be helpful in detecting and diagnosing lesions especially when other radiological studies are inconclusive.
Who should get a Liver MRI?
A Liver Protocol MRI is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:
- Skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice)
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Swelling in the legs and ankles
- Itchy skin
- Dark urine color
- Pale stool color, or bloody or tar-colored stool
- Chronic fatigue
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Tendency to bruise easily
Is there radiation involved?
No. An MRI is a painless radiology technique that has the advantages of avoiding radiation exposure.
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.