Magnetic Resonance Imagining( MRI) Definition And More
MRI is used to scan the entire body of a human to detect any diseases in a human
It can detect any disease and makes it easier for doctors to see the patient’s disease
Magnetic resonance imaging is a non-invasive examination used to obtain specific diagnostic data that cannot get with other technologies such as ultrasound, radiography, and computed tomography (CT scan).
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What Is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field (without radiation or radioactive material) and radio frequencies to create clear and precise images (in 2D or 3D) of your body:
spine and spinal cord
of the musculoskeletal system
the pelvic region
the arteriovenous system
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Conducting The MRI Scan
For the procedure, we ask you:
Put on a dress and remove the jewelry and any metal objects that may affect the quality of the images
Lie comfortably on a mobile examination table in a light and airy room. Depending on the type of test, you may inject with a contrast agent, such as gadolinium to help capture more accurate images.
Bring headphones with music or earplugs if you want. The MRI machine produces percussive noise that may bother some patients.
Remain calm for 20 to 60 minutes; time to continue with the examination. The technologist may ask you to hold your breath several times
Also, The duration of the procedure and the noise made by the device can make some people uncomfortable. Our technologist, who can see and hear you, will ensure your comfort and well-being throughout the examination.
To help you organize, please note that the total duration of your visit can vary between 60 and 90 minutes, although the exam itself only lasts between 20 and 60 minutes.
If you have claustrophobia (fear or fear of closed spaces), you may become anxious during your MRI. Our technologists have simple and effective relaxation methods to help you. In more severe cases, your doctor may prescribe an anti-anxiety medication.
Report to the technician any presence of objects in your body that contain metallic components, such as
mobilizing metals (vessel clips)
The device contains a high-performance magnet, hence the term “magnetic.” The technique consists of vibrating the hydrogen nuclei that make up the body’s tissues. Because, These nuclei contain protons, which act like little magnets. When they vibrate, they emit signals picked up by an antenna and then converted into images. In the examination room, the patient lies on a bed. The antenna is then placed on the area to examine, and the couch gently push into the device’s tunnel. The exam usually lasts 15 to 20 minutes.
Although the equipment used is noisy, MRI is not a painful exam. The patient must have previously removed all metal objects (watch, bracelet, necklace, credit card, etc.). In your case, you must also report using a heart valve or battery, prosthesis, or implants. Also, All of these elements can disrupt the exam course. Finally, remember that a contrast medium can also inject. Generally well-tolerated but can cause mild allergic symptoms (urticaria). More severe reactions are rare and can usually anticipate during the pre-assessment consultation.