Magnetic Resonance Defecography
What is Magnetic Resonance (MR) Defecography?
Magnetic Resonance (MR) Defecography is a noninvasive test used to evaluate rectal function and determine how well the pelvic muscles are working. Unlike conventional X-ray examinations and Computed Tomography (CT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Defecography does not utilize ionizing radiation. Instead, it uses powerful magnets and radio waves to produce detailed images of the functions of the rectum during various stages of a bowel movement. These images are used to help determine the cause of many common conditions such as incontinence and constipation.