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MR pneumocolon

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MR pneumocolon


An MR pneumocolon is a special study of the large bowel (colon and rectum). Although this examination is primarily focusing on the large bowel, the rest of the abdomen is also visible.

To improve the image, patients need to specially prepare by ensuring that their large bowel is empty, which  involves taking a laxative before the procedure.

The whole process of preparing for the scan and acquiring the images will take around two hours.

The MR pneumocolon is performed by a radiographer and your results are reported by a Consultant Radiologist. After the procedure, the images will be examined further by the radiologist, who will then report the results to your referring doctor within 24 - 48 hours.


Imaging department opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 8.00am - 8.00pm

Saturdays: 9.00am - 12.00pm (Appointment Only)


Imaging Services Manager: 0207 881 4005


Imaging Appointments: 0207 730 3759




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