A 21-year-old member asked:
What is magnetic resonance imaging (mri)
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Family Medicine 29 years experience
Nice pictres...: A very hi-tech, no radiation way of taking pictures of our bodies to aid doctors in helping pinpoint what is going on in a particular area of our body.
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Radiology 25 years experience
MRI: Mri is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
Mri uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. Detailed mr images allow physicians to evaluate various parts of the body and determine the presence of certain diseases.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
How long does the magnetic resonance imaging take?
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Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: Length of an MRI study depends on what area(s) of the body is/are being imaged, whether the study is done without & with contrast, whether any complications occur during the study (some people get very nauseated from contrast rapidly infused), whether you move during the study, how comfortable you are lying very still for several minutes, if there are unexpected reactions to the contrast.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What are the pros and cons of magnetic resonance imaging?
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Radiology 39 years experience
Best for soft tissu: Pro: you can see soft tissue better, some things , just can't see with ct especially useful in brain, spine, liver, any joint disorder.Uses no ionizing radiation (xrays).
Con: cannot have if certain implants, i.e. Pacemaker, defribillitators, aneurysm clips, metal in eye etc. Also prob with claustrophobia, ct better for arteries, veins, except mra of head, for specific conditions.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: magnetic resonance imaging?
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Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Magnet: A magnet is used to create a magnetic field; the different cells of the body react at difference speeds; this produces an image.
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Last updated Jan 20, 2020
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