As we’ve discussed in a previous blog, MRI scans are incredibly useful diagnostic tools. They can help detect everything from stroke damage to slipped discs— and can provide detailed images of everything in between. One of the major benefits of MRI is that it does not expose the patient to ionizing radiation. However, patients who have metallic implants or tattoos should never have an MRI— this type of scan uses extremely strong magnets to record and create images. Here are a few reasons you might need an MRI.
Most patients aren't super familiar with MRI's in general, as far as how they work, the latest technology, etc., so throwing different types of MRI's into the mix is just plain craziness. Rosetta Radiology is here to help you understand these different types of MRI's because really, it's quite simple and it can help you choose the best service for you. So here's your crash course on the different types of MRI's.
In England, a new way of using MRI scanners to look for evidence of multiple sclerosis in the brain has been successfully tested by researchers at The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust according to Medicial News Today.
The study published In the Multiple Sclerosis Journal said that researchers used a clinical MRI scanner, similar to the type of most neuroscience centers have, to carry out a special type of scan called a T2-weighted imaging process which is able to reveal lesions in the brain’s white matter that are centred on a vein – a known […]