The Usefulness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Usefulness of  Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI

Scanning with MRI produces detailed information regarding the configuration, structure and composition of the body part being studied. This greatly helps the radiologist to provide an accurate interpretation so that the doctor can give proper handling.

MRI can be used on all parts of the body and is very useful for evaluating neurological conditions, muscle and joint disorders, tumors, and abnormalities of the heart and blood vessels. Abnormalities in the central nervous system in general can be identified better with MRI than with computed tomography. Because it does not have the danger of radiation, MRI is preferred for examination in newborns is still vulnerable. The ability to take pictures not only horizontally but also from a variety of angles and direction allows MRI to see the pelvic tumor and other pelvic abnormalities more clearly.

MRI scanning is very accurate, especially for soft tissue (soft tissue) such as the brain, spinal cord, mammary glands, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage structures. In organs with low water content such as bones and lungs, MRI results were not good. For the checks in the regular X-rays and computed tomography gives better results than MRI. MRI is often used as an alternative or complementary when other diagnostic techniques do not provide information that is reliable.

A special type of MRI called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can show brain directly. Each time you touch or see something, a specific brain region becomes active. The use of fMRI is very important to know what brain functions are affected by the tumor, surgery, stroke, and others

.Side Effects

MRI does not use X-rays are potentially dangerous so it can be repeated as often as necessary without incurring risks. There are no harmful side effects of MRI. The use of contrast material in the small percentage of people can cause an allergic reaction, but it is rare that cause dangerous complications.