Who needs an MRI?
MRI is widely used to diagnose sports-related injuries, such as strains and tears of the ligaments, tendons and muscles. It can also be used to evaluate heart conditions and nervous system disorders.
Head MRI is used to detect a variety of central nervous system disorders, including tumors, stroke, inflammatory and infectious conditions and vascular abnormalities, such as aneurysm. It can also reveal abnormalities of the eyes and optic nerves, and the ears and auditory nerves.
Musculoskeletal MRI can check for problems of the bones, joints and muscles, such as tumors, arthritis, stress fractures, broken bones, bone marrow and cartilage abnormalities, torn ligaments and tendons and infection. Disorders of the brain and spinal cord are also detectable.
What is an MRI?
An MRI scanner is a giant magnet that also uses radio waves to capture images of the human body. The images show differences in tissue types, such as fat, muscle, bone, inter-vertebral discs and neural tissue. Seeing abnormalities in these tissue types can help physicians determine the best course of treatment and monitor how well the treatment is working.
There are actually two levels of MRI examination. Obviously, we start with the first look MRI. Hey, that’s our name.