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. It is also effective in demonstrating
congenital cardiac abnormalities.
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.
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. Back Up
What are the advantages of Open Air
It is estimated that tunnel, or closed, MRIs are
unable to perform MRI procedures on a sizeable percentage of patients due
to patient size and claustrophobia, while the remainder of the population
find the procedure extremely uncomfortable and intimidating, often requiring
medication to endure the experience. Open Air MRI systems reduce patient
anxiety and claustrophobia and can accommodate the size of larger patients.
In addition, pediatric, physically challenged or senior patients can be
accompanied by a parent or support person during the actual testing. Back Up
How does the patient benefit from
Open Air MRI technology?
In addition to providing a more comfortable and
less cramped environment, 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. Back Up
What examinations are possible with MRI?
MRI is used for all parts of the body and is
effective for evaluating the following conditions:
Traumatic Injuries Eye Abnormalities Spine Disorders Tumor
Detection Liver and Other Abdominal Diseases
Knee and Shoulder Injuries
Musculoskeletal Disorders Facial/Neck Adnormalities Infection