Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI is the imaging technology which is often used for diagnosis and disease. This sophisticated technology detects the issues one has with the brain, spine, joints, abdomen, pelvic region, breast, blood vessels, heart and more.
To obtain an MRI image, a patient is placed inside a large magnet where he must remain very still during the imaging in order to not end up blurring the image. A radiofrequency current is then pulsed through the patient who stimulates the protons, and spin out of equilibrium, straining against the pull of the magnetic field. This allows the protons to realign with the magnetic field only letting the physicians to understand the types of tissues based on the magnetic properties. MRIs are used to observe brain structures or organization and determine which areas of the brain are “activated” (consume more oxygen) during various cognitive tasks i.e. for assessing neurological status and neurosurgical risk.
An MRI is done to scan a specific portion of the body depending on the symptoms, in order to diagnose:
- Heart damage.
- Lung damage.
- Problems with your eyes or ears.
- Sports injuries.
- Problems with the spine, including disc (rubbery cushions between your backbones) problems or spinal tumors.
- Problems with your veins or arteries.
- Brain abnormalities, such as tumors, and dementia.
- Abdominal/digestive tract problems.
- Bone diseases and conditions.
Learn more here the different kinds of MRI which is used to diagnose numerous potential problems throughout the body:
- Advanced 3T MRI: 3T MRI sets the standard in image clarity and accuracy while delivering superior measures to promote patient comfort. It is commonly used to generate neuroimaging and musculoskeletal applications such as brain injuries and concussions, epilepsy and brain function, improved preoperative mapping of brain tumors, articular cartilage and periarticular structures and detailed depiction of ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
- MRA, MRV & MRI of the Head: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), and magnetic resonance venography (MRV) are specialized examinations that uses a magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to create detailed, cross-sectional images of the head as well as malformations caused by congenital heart disease in the heart or other blood vessels, and especially in the arteries of children. It also evaluates obstruction of blood vessels and can identify abnormalities, such as aneurysms, in the blood vessels of the head.
- NeuroQuant Brain MRI: In order to assess neurodegeneration in its earliest stages this type of MRI is used to measure the volume of brain structures commonly damaged by Alzheimer’s disease.
- Secretin MRCP: Is used to detect tumors, stones, inflammation or infection and also to evaluate patients with pancreatitis. This dynamic MR Pancreatography examines detailed cross-sectional images of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, and pancreatic duct.
- MR Enterography: the magnetic resonance helps to identify the presence, severity, and possible complications of Crohn’s disease and other types of inflammatory bowel diseases, inflammation, bleeding sources and vascular abnormalities, tumors, abscesses and fistulas and bowel obstructions.
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