Pelvic MRI

Pelvic MRI in the women, mothers and children department

What is a pelvic MRI? 

A Pelvic MRI is an X-ray-free gynecological examination that explores the entire pelvic anatomy: ovaries, uterus, bladder and rectum. It is a second-line examination, generally performed after a pelvic ultrasound to clarify or confirm a diagnosis made during the ultrasound examination.

Why have a pelvic MRI?

Pelvic MRI detects the following pathologies or abnormalities:

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain 
  • Uterine malformation 
  • Fertility assessment 
  • Uterine malformation
  • Bladder pathology
  • Rectal Pathology
  • Ovarian cysts
  • PCOS = Polymicrocystic ovary syndrome
  • Hydrosalpinx
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Ovarian tumor / Uterine tumor

Is pelvic MRI really effective?

It is an excellent morphological examination that explores all the organs of the pelvis. Its contribution is irreplaceable in certain circumstances, such as endometriosis, for which the MRI is the only imaging test that provides a complete assessment.


Pelvic MRI Appointment

Make an appointment for a pelvic MRI at one of our centers:

MRI Bachaumont 75002

IRM Pôle Santé Bergère 75009

MRI Blomet 75015

What is pelvic pain?

It's pain felt in the pelvic region, i.e. the lower abdomen. Pelvic pain generally affects the uterus, bladder and rectum. The pain may be dull, intermittent or acute.

When does pelvic pain become chronic?

When it is spontaneous or provoked, cyclical or not, and has been occurring for more than six months. If the pain is severe, we recommend that you consult a doctor. In most cases, medical imaging such as thePelvic MRI is requested to identify the causes of pelvic pain.

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is characterized by the presence of endometrium outside the uterus. The endometrium is the inner layer of the uterus. There are three types of endometriosis:

  • Ovaries with endometrioma nodules on the ovaries
  • Peritoneal, where a multitude of endometriosis lesions can be found all over the peritoneum
  • Deep sub-peritoneal, which can be found mainly in the genital partitions

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

Most of the time, endometriosis causes painful symptoms that need to be treated:

  • Pain during menstruation
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Fertility disorders
  • Digestive disorders (diarrhea, constipation, discomfort, bloating)

The specialists in the women, mothers and children department are there to reassure you and provide you with the most appropriate follow-up to diagnose the reason for the pelvic pathology. Finally, this is possible thanks to the qualifications of our medical staff and the resources put in place with highly advanced machines such as the MRI or scanner.