MH Imaging Open MRI Services
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the body’s internal structures. MRI services are used to diagnose a wide variety of conditions, including
- Brain and spine: MRI is often used to diagnose brain tumors, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries.
- Musculoskeletal system: MRI is a valuable tool for diagnosing injuries to the bones, joints, and muscles.
- Abdomen and pelvis: MRI can be used to diagnose cancer, liver disease, and other conditions of the abdomen and pelvis.
- Breasts: MRI is used to screen for breast cancer and to diagnose and stage breast cancer.
What is an MRI?
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a test done to see organs and other structures in the body. It uses magnetic fields and radio wave pulses to create images of the body. The MRI machine varies in shape configuration depending on use of a closed or open design. There is little preparation needed when getting an MRI. Unless instructed otherwise, a patient can eat normally and take his/her medications (if any are taken) before an MRI exam.
How it works
During the exam, a technologist monitors a patient’s body images from another room while he/she lies on the table within the MRI machine. The procedure takes about 15-45 minutes depending on the type of MRI you are having. It is important to lie very still during the scanning process since any movement can blur the images. It is common to hear repetitive and loud noises during the screening so earplugs or headphones are provided to reduce noise during the procedure. Once the test is completed, a patient can resume normal activities.