MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an advanced medical imaging technique that provides very detailed images of the human anatomy, without the use of radiation. It uses radio frequency waves and a strong magnetic field to generate images. It can help diagnose diseases of the brain, spine, skeleton, abdomen, and soft tissue.
MRI can be used to diagnose:
- Most ailments of the brain
- Sports injuries
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Most spinal conditions / injuries
- Vascular abnormalities
- Female pelvic problems
- Prostate problems
- Soft tissue and bone pathology / conditions
About The Procedure
The patient is placed on a sliding table by the technologist and positioned comfortably for the study in the bore of the scanner. The technologist leaves the room and programs individual MRI angles that typically last between 2 and 6 minutes each. A tapping or knocking noise will be heard during the imaging process. The patient and technologist can communicate with each other at any time during the study through an intercom. Depending on the number of images necessary, the study will generally take 20-30 minutes. You will be asked not to move during each angle while breathing normally.
Depending upon the study, a contrast material (gadolinium) may be injected intravenously in an arm vein. This material will enhance certain tissues or blood vessels, making them more conspicuous and aiding diagnosis.
Magnetom Skyra 3T
Our brand new high performance, clinically proven Siemens Skyra 3T MRI scanner ensures a confident diagnosis for every patient, superb image quality and unique premium clinical applications in a comfortable, spacious large bore environment. The Siemens Magnetom Skyra is used by more clinical users worldwide; than any other 3T 70 cm bore system.