3T MRI in Delhi

Overview

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases MRI gives different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan.

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Why is an MRI done?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is done for many reasons. It is used to find problems such as tumors, bleeding, injury, blood vessel diseases, or infection. Open & Wide Bore MRI also may be done to provide more information about a problem seen on an X-ray, ultrasound scan, or CT scan.

Used In Diagnosis Of

Tiny Lesions Of Multiple Sclerosis On Brain And Spinal Tissue

Aneurysms

Strokes

Tumors Like Spinal Tumors And Others

Breast And Lung Cancer

Arthritis

In Detection of

Injuries in head

Bleeding in brain

Nerve injuries

Injuries in ears

Bone marrow problems

Spinal Stenosis

Disc bulges

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For Examination of

Joint injuries

Slipped disc

Bone tumors

Softening of bones

Damages in cartilages , tendons, torn ligaments

Damages in kidney, pelvis, heart , pancreas, ovaries, prostate, lungs, spinal cord, gall bladder, liver, eyes, optic nerves

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MRI of the brain and spinal cord

MRI is the most frequently used imaging test of the brain and spinal cord. It’s often performed to help diagnose:

  • Aneurysms
  • Disorders of the eye and inner ear
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Tumors

Functional MRI of the brain (fMRI) can be used to identify important language and movement control areas in the brain in people who are being considered for brain surgery.

MRI of the heart and blood vessels

An MRI that focuses on the heart or blood vessels can assess:

  • The size and function of the heart’s chambers
  • Thickness and movement of the walls of the heart
  • The extent of damage caused by heart attack or heart disease
  • Structural problems in the aorta, such as aneurysms or dissections
  • The buildup of plaques and blockages in the blood vessels

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MRI of other internal organs

An MRI may be used to check for tumors or other abnormalities of many organs in the body, including the:

  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Spleen
  • Pancreas
  • Uterus
  • Ovaries
  • Prostate
  • Testicles

MRI of bones and joints

MRI may be used to help evaluate:

  • Joint disorders, such as arthritis
  • Joint abnormalities caused by traumatic or repetitive injuries
  • Bone infections
  • Tumors of the bones and soft tissues

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Types of MRI

There are typically three types of MRI scans available:-

In such MRI scans, the patient lies on a table that goes inside a narrow tube and in such MRI the patient might get uncomfortable especially people who are claustophobic (fear of closed spaces) but it 4provides best images

In such MRI scan the patient lies down and the machine is open hence no discomfort but the quality of images in such MRI is not as good as in the case of closed MRI scan.Usually obese people prefer such open MRI Scan

In such MRI scan the patient can lie down or can even stand hence it offers comfort but the image quality is not as such as closed MRI scan

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Functional MRI

Functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, is a technique for measuring brain activity. It works by detecting the changes in blood oxygenation and flow that occur in response to neural activity. It is a procedure that is non-invasive and safe.

Diffusion MRI

Diffusion MRI is an imaging method that uses the Brownian motion of water molecules to generate contrast in MR images. It allows the mapping of the diffusion process of molecules, mainly water, in biological tissues, in vivo and non-invasively.

It is useful in the investigation of other brain disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, brain abscesses, brain tumors, mild traumatic brain injury, and hypertensive encephalopathy

MR Angiography

MR angiography (MRA) uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to evaluate blood vessels and help identify abnormalities. This exam does not use ionizing radiation and may require an injection of a contrast material called gadolinium, which is less likely to cause an allergic reaction than iodinated contrast material.

MR Spectroscopy (MRS)

Magnetic Resonance (MR) spectroscopy is a noninvasive diagnostic test for measuring biochemical changes in the brain, especially the presence of tumors. While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) identifies the anatomical location of a tumor, MR spectroscopy compares the chemical composition of normal brain tissue with abnormal tumor tissue. This test can also be used to detect tissue changes in stroke and epilepsy.

MR Defecography

Magnetic resonance (MR) defecography is a noninvasive test that uses magnetic resonance imaging to obtain images at various stages of defecation to evaluate how well the pelvic muscles are working and provide insight into rectal function. It is used to help determine the cause of fecal incontinence, constipation, and other conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse that may interfere with a person’s ability to pass stool.

MR Mammography

Breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), also known as magnetic resonance mammography, is a noninvasive technique for imaging the breasts. It creates high-quality images of the breasts and has better sensitivity and specificity for detection of breast cancer than the other currently available technologies. Breast MRI is also used in evaluation of integrity of breast implants.

How is an MRI Scan done?

  1. You are required to wear a gown which should not have any metal button, zips or any other metal bearings as it causes blurring of the image.
  2. You may be asked not to eat for 4-6 hours before going for MRI.
  3. Before going for the MRI scan the doctor may ask you if you have any kidney problems, whether you are on dialysis.
  4. The doctor also asks you about any metal implants you have in the body like artificial valves, inner ear implants, artificial joints etc. as any kind of metal inside the body can cause problems with the clarity of images and provide blurred images.
  5. Remove jewellery, spectacles, credit cards, hairpins, metal zippers, pins, watches or any other kind of metal item before going for MRI scan.
  6. You may also be asked if you are claustrophobic (fear of closed spaces).
  7. A contrast dye called gandolinium is injected for better images.
  8. You must also inform the doctor if you are pregnant as MRI should not be done in 1st 3 months of pregnancy.
  9. Moving during the scan can cause blurring of the image so you are asked to stay still.

Advantages of a MRI

  • MRI scan is as such better than X-Ray and CT Scan as it does not use ionising radiations which can prove to be harmful.
  • No side effects.

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MRI of liver & Myocardium for Iron Estimation

MRI of liver & Myocardium is done to estimate iron deposition in patients of Thalassemia who need repeated blood transfusions.

MR Neurography

MR Neurography is a recent application in which MR of nerves of different parts of body is done and it helps in explaining the disease & symptoms of the patient released to neurological problems.

Fetal MRI

Fetal MRI is done in pregnant patients in 2nd trimester onwards to evaluate fetuses with congenital anomalies diagnosed in ultrasound.