Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI
Magnetic resonance mr imaging is a widely used imaging method. MRI is a diagnostic technique that does not use potentially harmful tools such as x-rays.
While the patient is lying in a cylinder containing a magnet, radio waves are sent which cause the hydrogen atoms in the body to release energy. Information belonging to thousands of atoms moving with the effect of magnets is sent to a computer and a cross-sectional image of the examined area is obtained in different axes. Radiologists interpret these images. It is important to stay still during the examination in terms of creating a clear image. General anesthesia can be applied to ensure immobility in children and some special patients. In the acquisition of some areas, a liquid called contrast agent may need to be given into the vein for a more detailed image.
Which Parts of the Body Can Be Imaged with MRI?
Although it is possible to examine all organs in the body with MRI, this imaging method can be used especially for the brain, spinal cord, nerves, joints, breast, heart and vessels, and abdominal organs. It gives successful results especially in soft tissue imaging.
Which Body Parts Can Be Imaged With MRI?
Abdominal Lung Eye Foot-Ankle-Knee Brain Neck Hand-Wrist-Elbow Hip Facial Bones Spine Sinuses Temporal region.
In Which Diseases Can MRI be Used as a Diagnostic Method?
Lumbar hernia Neck hernia Canal narrowing Lumbar shift disease Spinal tumors Spinal cord disorders Scoliosis Brain tumors Cerebrovascular diseases Multiple sclerosis (MS) Parkinson's Hydrocephalus What are the Conditions Not Suitable for MRI? Pacemaker, Cochlear implant or MR incompatible tube Presence of electronic medicine pump, non-MR compatible heart valve, Most metallic orthopedic prostheses are MR compatible. There is no danger for those who have gone through the operation for a long time.