Medical Imaging

MRI of the Heart

What does the MRI of the Heart show? MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) 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 of the heart to diagnose you or to see how well you have Read more…

By AS Blog, ago
Medical Imaging

MRI scan of the Brain

MRI scan of the brain is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. In some cases, you may meed also fMRI examination – 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 Read more…

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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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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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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