Medical Imaging

MRI of the Spine

MRI scan is widely used radiology examination. This imaging technique uses principles of magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to create detailed images of the body structures. Your doctor can use MRI examination to diagnose you or to see how well you have responded to treatment. MRI of the spine is used to detect diseases 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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Medical Risks

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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Imaging Centers

MRI during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Pregnancy If you are pregnant or suspect you are pregnant, you should inform the MRI technologist and/or radiologist during the screening procedure that is conducted before the MRI examination. Otherwise, you should be asked about this matter anyway. In general, there is no known risk of using MRI during pregnancy. However, Read more…

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MRI risks

An MRI scanner is used to take advance imaging of any part of the body (e.g. head, joints, abdomen, legs) to provide a better soft tissue contrast than a CT or X-ray and can better differentiate between fat, muscle and other soft tissues. These images provide useful information to help Read more…

By Vladimir Hruda, ago