A pituitary mri magnetic resonance imaging is an imaging test that makes pictures of the pituitary gland small gland in the brain that controls hormones and other glands in the body and surrounding areas in the brain how can i prepare my child for the pituitary mri eating and drinking have your child drink lots of water before the mri if your child is going to have sedation . Your pituitary gland is a pea sized gland at the base of your brain the pituitary is the master control gland it makes hormones that affect growth and the functions of other glands in the body pituitary tumors are common but often they dont cause health problems most people with pituitary tumors never even know they have them the most common type of pituitary tumor produces hormones . The pituitary gland is a pea sized oval structure suspended from the underside of the brain by the pituitary stalk known as the infundibulum it sits within a small depression in the sphenoid bone known as the sella turcica turkish saddle the superior surface of the gland is covered by a reflection of the dura mater the diaphragma sellae. Pituitary gland an endocrine gland located at the base of the brain in a small recess of the sphenoid bone called the sella turcicait is attached by the hypophyseal stalk to the hypothalamus and is divided into an anterior lobe the adenohypophysis and a posterior lobe the neurohypophysis which differ in embryological function and origincalled also hypophysis
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