Pelvic MRI is a non invasive examination obtaining high resolution images of the Pelvis. This can include the rectum, anal fistula and urethral diverticula.

When you arrive for your examination, you will be asked to fill out a safety questionnaire.

You will lie in the scanner with a special coil over your pelvis. This area needs to be in the centre of the magnet and you will usually go into the magnet feet first. For many patients your head will be outside of the scanner.

You will be given headphones and a buzzer to press if you want to talk to the technologist at any time.

The scan can be noisy, but all you have to do is lie still.

Before your Scan

When making the appointment, you will be instructed to fast from food and water for 6 hours prior to your appointment.


MRI of the pelvis takes 20-30 minutes.