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Medical use of an fMRI examination

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) examination is an imaging method developed to show regional, time-varying changes in brain metabolism, in other words, changing in areas of the brain that are active during a task.  How it works Oxygen is delivered to brain cells – neurons by hemoglobin in capillary red blood Read more…

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Breast MRI

Breast MRI is the most sensitive method for detection of breast cancer. Depending on international health regulations, it is either applied for screening of women at high risk for developing breast cancer (e.g. BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 carriers), as an additional diagnostic test in pre-therapeutic breast cancer staging, monitoring of primary systemic Read more…

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Safety of an MRI in patients with tattoos

Traditional and cosmetic tattoo procedures have been performed for thousands of years. Unfortunately, there is much confusion regarding the overall safety aspects of permanent cosmetics. For example, based on a few reports of symptoms localized to the tattooed area during MR imaging, many radiologists have refused to perform examinations on Read more…

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