BUFFALO, NY July 27, 2021 – Screening and diagnostic medical imaging leader, Southtowns Radiology, announced… Read More
MRI of the Pelvic Floor and MRI Defecography are available at this location:
Southtowns Radiology Offers MRI of the Pelvic Floor
An MRI of the pelvic floor is often ordered to help healthcare providers understand unexplained difficulties with or over urination or defecation, including leaky stool.
In women, this scan can help to specifically investigate infertility, endometriosis, unexplained pelvic pain, prolapse, and uterine fibroids. In men, it may look for conditions such as an undescended testicle or unexplained swelling in the scrotum or testicles.
As a facility accredited in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by the American College of Radiology, Southtowns Radiology offers Pelvic Floor MRI studies on our 1.5T high field oval MRI scanner in our Orchard Park office.
Southtowns Radiology Specializes in MRI Defecography
Southtowns Radiology is the only outpatient imaging center in all eight counties of Western New York that offers specialized Defecography MRI studies for patients. Using a strong magnetic field and radiowaves, our doctors specifically examine how the pelvic muscles are working during rectal function.
Our MRI Defecography study gives detailed insight into the causes of fecal inconsistency, constipation, and pelvic organ prolapse, which can interfere with the ability to pass stool regularly.
MRI Exams for Your Comfort
Southtowns Radiology utilizes our 1.5 magnet high field Oval MRI in Orchard Park for Pelvic Floor MRI and Defecography MRI studies. Our new scanner features a large cylinder shaped cavity and is open at either end; it is the widest MRI scanner currently on the market. We also offer Pelvic Floor MRI patients a private bathroom and private changing rooms within the MRI suite.
If you are concerned about claustrophobia, if you struggle in closed spaces, or have had a hard time completing a study with a traditional MRI, Southtowns Radiology can work with you to offer sedation – please ask about this when scheduling your appointment.
To learn more about our state-of-the-art technology, please visit our MRI page.
How will I receive the results from my MRI?
Following your Pelvic Floor MRI scan, your images will be interpreted by Travis Mastroianni, DO. Dr. Mastroianni’s post doctoral training includes a Cross-Sectional Imaging Fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where he sub-specialized in Gastrointestinal Imaging, with particular specialty in MRI of pelvic floor dysfunction, as well as MRI of Inflammatory bowel disease.
To learn more about Dr. Mastrionni’s expertise in this area, or to learn more about our board-certified radiology providers, please visit Our Physicians page.