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Magnetic Resonance Enterography

What is a Magnetic Resonance (MR) Enterography?

Magnetic Resonance (MR) Enterography is a noninvasive test used to produce detailed images of the small intestine that can help identify causes of bowel inflammation. Unlike conventional X-ray examinations and Computed Tomography (CT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Enterography does not utilize ionizing radiation. Instead, it uses powerful magnets and radio waves to produce detailed images of the intestine. These images are used to help diagnose Inflammatory Bowel Diseases or other abnormalities.

Common Questions

  • Why would my physician recommend Magnetic Resonance Enterography?

    Your physician may recommend MR Enterography to help diagnose and manage Crohn's Disease or other Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. It may also be used to determine the source of bowel obstruction, bleeding other abnormalities.

  • What should I expect during Magnetic Resonance Enterography?

    If this is your first type of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, you may not be sure what to expect. Not to worry, we are here to guide you every step of the way. For this test, you will be asked to arrive 90 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Upon arrival, you will be given several glasses of a solution mixed with a contrast agent to drink before the procedure. IV contrast will also be given. During the procedure, you will lie flat on an exam table. It is important that you remain still while the table slides through the scanner where the surrounding magnetic fields and radio waves will capture images. The MRI machine does generate loud noises as the images are captured. All patients are given protective ear plugs, or headphones for music. The Technologist will be in the adjacent room operating the scanner, but will be able to hear and communicate with you throughout the exam. 

  • What should I expect after Magnetic Resonance Enterography?

    After the exam, you may be asked to wait until the Radiologist checks the images to ensure that no additional images are needed. Because you will be required to drink a large amount of liquid quickly, you may experience mild nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Be sure to tell your physician if these side effects become severe or do not go away within two days.

  • Is Magnetic Resonance Enterography painful?

    MRI exams are painless. The part that may be uncomfortable is remaining still during the imaging portion of the exam. If you suffer from claustrophobia, talk to your physician to see if medication may be prescribed.

  • How do I schedule Magnetic Resonance Enterography with Fairfax Radiology?

    Contact our Scheduling Department for an appointment:

    Phone: 703.698.4488 Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm

    Fax: 703.698.0864

    Or click here to make an appointment request

    Please have your written physician order and your insurance card in hand when making your appointment.

  • When are appointments offered for Magnetic Resonance Enterography?

    For your convenience, appointments are available mornings and afternoons at the locations listed below. Learn more about each location.

Available at the following locations

Fairfax MRI Center

Fairfax MRI Center

8081 Innovation Park Drive
The Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Fairfax, VA 22031
United States

Tel
703.204.8333
Fax
703.204.3744
Fairfax Radiology Center at Heritage / Radiology Imaging Associates

Fairfax Radiology Center at Heritage / Radiology Imaging Associates

8926 Woodyard Road
Suites 301, 401 & 502
Clinton, MD 20735
United States

Tel
301.856.3670
Fax
301.868.0129
Fairfax Radiology Center at Patuxent / Radiology Imaging Associates

Fairfax Radiology Center at Patuxent / Radiology Imaging Associates

230 W. Dares Beach Road
Suites 100 & 106
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
United States

Tel
301.855.9754
Fax
301.855.1367
Fairfax Radiology Center at Pembrooke / Radiology Imaging Associates

Fairfax Radiology Center at Pembrooke / Radiology Imaging Associates

11335 Pembrooke Square Medical Center
Suites 101, 104, 114 & 116
Waldorf, MD 20603
United States

Tel
301.870.8434
Fax
301.870.5327
Fairfax Radiology Center of Ballston

Fairfax Radiology Center of Ballston

3833 Fairfax Dr #110
Arlington, VA 22203
United States

Tel
703.788.8420
Fax
571.665.6691
Fairfax Radiology Center of Lansdowne

Fairfax Radiology Center of Lansdowne

19455 Deerfield Avenue
Suite 102
Lansdowne, VA 20176
United States

Tel
703.858.0001
Fax
703.724.0600
Fairfax Radiology Center of Sterling

Fairfax Radiology Center of Sterling

4 Pidgeon Hill Drive
Sterling, VA 20165
United States

Tel
703.450.5800
Fax
703.450.0495
Tysons MRI and Imaging Center

Tysons MRI and Imaging Center

7799 Leesburg Pike
Suite 104S
Falls Church, VA 22043
United States

Tel
703.893.2820
Fax
703.827.2685