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.
MRI or Magnetic resonance imaging is not a one-size-fits-all system. There are different machines that have differences in image quality, sizing of opening, and overall preferences of patients. Below, we’ll take a look at the differences and benefits of the Closed Bore, Open Bore and Wide Bore MRI.
Closed Bore MRI
Closed Bore MRIs are usually high-field systems that create crisp imaging with a high speed. During a Closed MRI procedure patients will lie down and are inserted into the opening or the “bore” in the MRI scanner, which is the smallest opening of the machine, measuring only about 60 cm. […]
For some patients, getting an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan can elicit thoughts of being trapped in a dark, closed-off tunnel-like machine, and when it comes to thinking about what to expect during their procedure, MRI Claustrophobia is a real issue for some people. Below, we will take a look at some tips for reducing your anxiety when it comes to feeling claustrophobic in an MRI machine.
Education is the most powerful tool when it comes to feeling at ease during your MRI. It’s important to note that MRI machines are not what they once were. Most […]
Your doctor suggests you undergo a diagnostic imaging test, now what? The first important decision is choosing what imaging center is best for your procedure. Your imaging center can directly play a role in your overall imaging experience and test results so choosing a quality center is of utmost importance. Here are a few things to look for when you're searching for an imaging center.
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.