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  • What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves to provide images of any part of the body from any angle. MRI does not use x-rays. It is a painless, non-invasive, powerful and sensitive diagnostic tool, and it does not have any known side or after effects. It is used to diagnose and evaluate various medical conditions that affect soft tissues.

  • An MRI provides images of the soft tissues of the body like your heart, lungs, liver and other organs that don’t show up clearly in x-ray scans. It can help your doctor evaluate the structure and the function of many of your organs. Your doctor might recommend an MRI scan to diagnose and evaluate brain aneurysms or brain tumours. It provides a provisional diagnosis as to what the brain lesion may be. Also if you have suffered a stroke, an MRI scan can find the location of the blockage or bleeding in the brain. It also provides a diagnostic test to review the structural causes of epilepsy.

    An MRI scan provides a safer and non-invasive alternative to an x-ray angiography for the diagnosis of diseases of the heart and the brain. Injuries to soft tissues, joints and to the spine can be found and evaluated using MRI. This scan also helps in the planning and preparation of certain surgeries including awake craniotomy (brain surgery to remove brain lesions) and deep brain stimulation surgery.

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