- Why is 3 Tesla Better?
- 3 Tesla MRI along with 4 D multi transmit is a latest technology introduced in radio-diagnostic sector. This scanner generates a magnetic field that is twice strength of low field or open MRI scanner. The 3 tesla MRI is extremely efficient. It maximizes the patient’s comfort without compromising the quality for better image clarity at comparable scan speed.
Why is MRI Done?
- MRI Scan is one of the most sophisticated diagnostic tools to help a clinician understand the cause of a particular health issue. By scanning the relevant sectors of a patient’s body, MRI scan help to diagnose sport injuries, prostate problems and female pelvic problems, most ailments of brain : including tumors and dementia, gastrointestinal tract conditions. However, due to powerful magnetic force involved in producing and MRI scan, certain patient with a cardiac (heart) pace maker implanted, latest surgeries, a metallic foreign body in eyes will not be suitable. Most importantly, it does not use radiation and are painless therefore, it is suitable for children and pregnant woman.
What exactly is an MRI?
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a relatively new and advanced imaging technique which let doctors to see inside the body to identify and diagnose a wide variety of possible medical conditions – all without exposure to X-rays. Instead, an MRI uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and special coils to detect electrical signals from our body. A computer then turns this information into detailed images and our doctors us it to help determine what might be wrong with you or your family member.
Benefits of MRI
- MR imaging is painless and much quicker than you think, especially with our new Philips Ingenia 3.OT MR system. It has a wide opening, so it’s much less confining than older MR system and more comfortable for a wider range of patients. Since it’s fast and accurate, you will be done quickly and it’s likely your doctor will get the needed images.
MRI as a good choice
- An MRI allows doctors to see inside the body without surgery or exposing you to radiation. One Philips Ingenia 3.OT MR system produces clear, detailed images of your internal organs and structures from many angels. This gives them better information more quickly than with some past tests.
How do I prepare for an MRI?
- For many MRI exams, no special preparation is needed. For some, you may need to fast for 4-12 hours. Others require you to swallow a fluid that helps show what’s going on inside your body. Guidelines vary with the specific exam and also with the facility. You will be asked to remove all metal (earrings, watches, bobby pins etc. ) and credit cards. You may be asked to wear a gown during exam or wear loose-fitting clothing with no metal fasteners, zippers, or buttons.
How long will the exam take?
- With the Philps Ingenia 3.OT, we can perform routine exams for brain, spine, knee, ankle and liver quickly and easily. It will depend on what is being studied. More complex vascular, cardiac, and musculoskeletal studies can last from 20 to 40 minutes. You should allow extra time in case the exam lasts longer than expected.
Does the scanner make a lot of noise?
- The magnet make a slight rapping sound as images are being taken. In between scans the machine is quite. Your MRI technologist will provide you with hearing protection, but you can still hear the technologists if he or she speaks to you during the exams.
Will I have to hold still the whole time?
- We will get the highest quality results if you hold still during the examination. The technologists will guide you and let you know when you can move between scans.
Will I be alone?
- You will be in contact with one of our technologists at all times. Even when he or she is not in the MRI room, you will be able to talk with him or her by intercom. In some case a family member is welcome to stay in the room with you during your scan.
Can anyone get an MRI?
- An MRI isn’t for everyone . Be sure to inform your physician if you have a pacemaker, aneurysm clips in the brain, a shunt with telesensor, inner ear implants, metal fragments in one or both eyes, implanted spinal cord stimulators, or if you’re pregnant or breast feeding.
How do I schedule an MRI?
- You doctor can ask you to do the MRI in different conditions. If you have any questions about getting an MRI then you can contact us in address given.