Patients are given about 1.5 litters of fluid 40 minutes before the examination, into which 2 dl of high osmolarity fluid, Macrogol 400, is added to fill the small intestine with fluid, a negative contrast agent, which allows a more accurate assessment of the small intestine.
Prior to the enterography MRI examination, a smooth muscle relaxant is also administered to the patient to reduce peristalsis.
The operator then accompanies you into the examination room, adjusts the appropriate body position, places the coils required for the scan, and then the examination bed lifts you into the magnetic tube. It is important to remain still during the examination, you can only change your body position on the instructions of the operator. The scan takes an average of 50 minutes, while you can communicate with our colleague continuously through the built-in microphone and speaker. The machine makes a loud, rattling sound that can be reduced with the use of earplugs.