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MRI of the Sella (Pituitary Gland) $1,175

An MRI examination of the Sella Turcica, or Pituitary Gland, is indicated when your physician has determined that certain hormones that are normally produced by the pituitary gland are out of balance. We perform a high resolution MRI of this very small gland within the head in order to identify if there are any abnormalities present there. To better visualize different types of tissue within the pituitary gland, we routinely administer an intravenous injection of an MRI contrast agent (dye). We may require you to have a blood test before this procedure. The type of contrast agent we use has been validated to be one of the safest types available. The entire MRI exam will take approximately 30 minutes.

AdenomaRathkes Cyst

(left) Small tumor within the pituitary gland. (right) Large cyst arising from the pituitary gland.