What is MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used to produce high-resolution images of the internal organs and tissues of the body. MRI scans can be used to detect and diagnose a wide range of diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and neurological disorders.
MRI works by using strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed 3D images of the body. The patient lies on a table that slides into a large cylinder-shaped machine. Inside the machine, a powerful magnet aligns protons in the body’s cells. Radio waves are then sent through the body, causing these protons to spin and emit signals that are picked up by the scanner. These signals are then processed to create detailed 3D images of the body’s internal structures.
MRI scans are non-invasive, meaning they don’t require surgery or needles to perform. They typically take between 10 minutes and an hour to complete and are usually painless for the patient.
MRI is one of the safest medical imaging techniques available today. It does not use radiation as x-rays or CT scans do, so there is no risk of radiation exposure for patients undergoing an MRI scan. However, there may be some risks associated with MRI scans depending on factors such as pre-existing conditions or allergies to certain medications used during the procedure.
MRI scans can be used for a variety of diagnostic purposes, from detecting tumors and other abnormalities to helping physicians diagnose conditions such as stroke or multiple sclerosis. They can also be used for assessing joint damage caused by arthritis or injury and for detecting blockages in blood vessels that could lead to heart attack or stroke.
Finally, MRI scanners can be used for monitoring patients with chronic diseases such as cancer or diabetes over time to assess how their condition is progressing or responding to treatment.
If you have any questions about MRI scanning or would like more information about what it can do for you, please visit our FAQ page for more information.
MRI scans are one of the most advanced medical imaging techniques available today, allowing physicians to diagnose a wide range of conditions and diseases in a non-invasive manner. MRI works by using strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed 3D images of the body without exposing patients to radiation. It is generally considered safe and painless, with some potential risks depending on pre-existing conditions or allergies. MRI scans can be used for a variety of diagnostic purposes, such as detecting tumors or blockages, assessing joint damage caused by arthritis or injury, and monitoring chronic diseases over time. If you have any questions about MRI scanning or would like more information, please visit our FAQ page for more information.