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.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging technology has been around since the 1970s, and was originally designed as a way to view the insides of a body through the use of magnetic imaging. Over the years, however, the uses for MRI have continued to evolve, and it’s now one of the most diverse procedures available.
MRI technology has continued to evolve, and the procedure is now used to help diagnose a wide variety of medical conditions, including:
- Abnormalities of the brain/spinal cord
- Injuries and abnormalities of the joints
- Liver and abdominal diseases
- Uterine abnormalities
- Heart problems
- Tumors […]