The benefits of magnetic resonance imaging are vast and new applications are continually being developed through ongoing research. MRI imaging is used for virtually all parts of the body. It is the primary imaging modality for evaluation of diseases of the brain and spine. It is effective in depicting abnormalities of the eye, paranasal sinuses, throat, salivary glands, and the thyroid.
MRI is the method of choice for imaging of the musculoskeletal system and is widely used for evaluation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. It can also accurately depict abnormalities within the bone marrow.
MRI is also important in evaluation of the organs of the abdomen and pelvis including the liver, pancreas, kidneys, ovaries, uterus, and prostate.
What is MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a method used by physicians to look inside the human body and obtain diagnostic information. Incorporating an advanced technology, MRI produces images of the anatomy without the use of radiation as in x-ray and CT scanning. This technique is now commonly used as a primary diagnostic tool. It can help provide a quick and more accurate diagnosis for your doctor which in some situations, reduces the need for exploratory surgery and other diagnostic procedures which might have greater risk.
How does the patient benefit from MRI technology?
The non-invasive MRI diagnostic procedure is painless. In fact, you won't see or feel anything. A faint knocking sound will be heard which is simply the imaging process in operation. While the benefits are many, new applications are continually being developed through on-going research.
WHAT EXAMINATIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITH MRI?
- Brain Disorders
- Liver Other Abdominal Diseases
- Traumatic Injuries
- Eye Abnormalities
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Spine Disorders
- Facial/Neck Abnormalities
- Tumor Detection
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