Understanding the human body necessitates advanced technology. The MRI Scan is at the heart of our diagnostic arsenal, a cornerstone for insightful, non-invasive imaging.
An MRI Scan, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a specialized medical imaging technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the body's organs and tissues. Unlike X-rays, which use radiation, MRI scans are radiation-free, making them a safer alternative for many.
During an MRI Scan, patients lie on a movable bed that enters a large, cylindrical chamber. The machine's powerful magnets interact with hydrogen atoms in the body, producing signals captured and transformed into images by the machine's computer. The entire process is painless. However, we advise patients to remain still for clear images. The duration may vary, but it takes 30 to 60 minutes on average.
MRI scans are instrumental in:
MRI scans are lauded for their precision. They offer clear images of soft tissues that might be obscured in other imaging methods.
Through MRI scans, physicians can detect:
While both offer insightful imaging, MRI provides more detailed images of soft tissues. In contrast, X-rays are better suited for viewing bones. X-rays utilize radiation, posing a minimal risk over time; MRI scans, being radiation-free, circumvent this risk.
MRI and CT (Computed Tomography) scans have overlapping applications but vary in techniques. While CT scans use X-rays, MRIs employ magnetic fields. For soft tissues like the brain or muscles, MRI is the preferred choice. CT scans, however, are faster and can provide detailed images of internal injuries.
In an age where swift and precise diagnosis dictates the course of treatment, ContinuEM stands ready to provide best-in-class MRI services.
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