What is magnetic resonance imaging (mri)

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.
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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Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) and breast implants, is it hard to read?

Best test. Mri is not the first option, but is a very sensitive test for the breasts. Mammography is the number one screening test, however, additional views and/or studies such as ultrasound are often suggested with or without breast implants. Generally when looking only at the implants to determine possible rupture no IV contrast is used, however if looking for possible breast tumors contrast is used.
No. Mri of breasts with implants is likely the best imaging option.

Mri (magnetic resonance imaging) used to be called nmr. Was the change political?

Yes. College of radiology was afraid the word nuclear in NMR would scare people away. Know what else MRI stands for?

Can a person keep his glasses on while going for mri (magnetic resonance imaging)?

Sometimes. As long as there is no ferromagnetic metal in the frame.
Why would you. The technicians running mris wil require you to take all metal containing objects out of the room while you have your scan. This will include your glasses. There is little to see when you are in the scanner anyway and you will be given your glasses immediately when it is over. Let the experts manage things for you.

What are advantages of MRT (Magnetic Resonance Tomography) scan over MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan? Are these equally safe?

Same. Those are equivalent terms for the same type of imaging. No x-rays or iodine containing contrast is used for MRI studies. Here is a helpful link. Http://www. Mr-tip. Com/serv1.php? Type=db1&dbs=Magnetic%20Resonance%20Tomography.

Mri (magnetic resonance imaging) ok if stainless steel plate in arm?

Maybe. Need to check with thye manufacturer's (of the plate) website to see if it is ferromagnetic or not.
Yes, but. A stainless steel plate for fracture repair will affect imaging of that specific area. Some people can have sensations when getting the exam but most don't. Effects may be more significant on the stronger 3t magnets but most people notice little to nothing.

How long does the magnetic resonance imaging take?

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.