Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a tomographic method of investigation of internal organs and tissues using the effect of resonant absorption by electromagnetic waves atoms.

With the help of MRI-diagnostics it is possible to successfully detect a large number of diseases. These are various inflammatory processes and tumors, disorders in the nervous and circulatory systems, diseases of the spine and joints.

Efficiency of MRI

The advanced technology of Magnet Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning allows your health care provider to see internal organs, blood vessels, muscles, joints, tumors , areas of infection and much more – with incredible clarity without the use of x-rays, surgery or any pain. MRI Vancouver

The MRI magnetic field strength measured in Tesla indices is one of the most important characteristics affecting the results obtained. With an increase in the voltage index, respectively, increases the resolution, images are obtained qualitatively, diagnostic data are more informative.

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MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) has a very broad indication, but most often magnetic resonance imaging is used to diagnose diseases of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), the musculoskeletal system (spine, musculoskeletal system, joints) and several internal organs. This is due to the fact that other diagnostic methods, such as X-ray, are poorly informed in these diseases. MRI is very effective for studying dynamic processes in tissues and organs – for example, the state of blood flow and the results of its violation. If necessary, the procedure is performed with the introduction of a contrast agent (magnevist, gadovist), which increases the possibility of obtaining diagnostic information. In this case, modern computer technology allows you to create an accurate three-dimensional model of any organ, which helps the doctor to get the most information about his condition and establish an accurate diagnosis.

Round-the-clock MRI in “SM-Clinic”

For the convenience of our patients, MRI rooms are open 24 hours a day. You can do an MRI even at night.

Advantages of an MRI machine in the “SM Clinic”

“SM-Clinic” is equipped with high-tech magnetic resonance tomographs, as low-floor with a voltage of 0.5 Tesla, and high-end MRI, such as a new generation apparatus – Siemens MAGNETOM ESSENZA 1.5 Tesla and Siemens SOMATOM AERA 1.5 Tesla.

For the diagnosis of a large number of diseases is quite sufficient to conduct MRI on a low-floor apparatus, but for a number of diagnostic examinations, such as MRI of the brain, etc. – MRIs with a voltage of 1.5 T are preferable, as the examination is performed on tissue slices of only 1-2 mm. In addition, high-end CT scans often allow to diagnose vascular pathology without using a contrast agent. Also, the time of examination on MRI 1.5 Tesla is reduced by half (from 40 to 20 minutes) in comparison with low-field mrt tomographs.

With minimal distortion of information, specialists receive detailed images that allow them to identify the smallest irregularities in the patient’s body.

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