Mediastinal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at UPMC

UPMC offers Mediastinal Magnetic Resonance (MRI) services, an investigation of the chest space between the lungs, including pulmonary arteries, aorta, heart, lymph nodes, and thymus.

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At UPMC, we offer Mediastinal MRI services at the following facilities:

MRI Mediastinum: How It Takes Place

The study almost always requires the administration of contrast medium and it is therefore necessary to present a creatinine test that assesses renal function. The patient lies in a supine position on the couch with a transceiver coil on the chest.

Mediastinum MRI: When to Perform It

This diagnostic test is usually requested by a specialist doctor depending on the symptoms and clinical suspicion. It is indicated in the following cases:

  • Localization, characterization, and evaluation of reports of mediastinal lesions, which may be cystic, solid, or mixed.
  • Differential diagnosis between tumors, hyperplasia, and thymic rebound.
  • Evaluation of aneurysm, aortic dissection, coarctation, and congenital anomalies of the aortic arch.
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Insurance and Conventions

We offer medical services and services on a private basis or in agreement with the main insurance companies. Some of our services are also affiliated with the National Health System.

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