MRI is the medical imaging method that uses a strong magnetic field to induce magnetism (ie balance within a magnetic field) of some atoms – hydrogen in the human body and radio waves to change the direction of this magnetism. MRI scans a very good distinction between body tissues and is extremely useful in examining the brain, muscles, heart, joints and SS. In addition, it does not work with radiation (X-rays) and so there are no identified side effects in the examinee.
On MRI can not be examined (absolute contraindications):
- Patients with pacemaker or metal valve
- Patients with total hip arthroplasty (unless the nodules are made of titanium)
- Patients with metal foreign bodies near noble organs (eg shrapnel near eye)
- Pregnant in the first trimester of pregnancy
- Patients with claustrophobia (may need the help of an anesthesiologist).
The help of an anesthesiologist may be needed by young people or people who do not cooperate, as the examination requires immobility and cooperation.
Our diagnostic center operates an Siemens 1.5 Tesla MRI and performs all MRI scans and special tests such as MRCP, MRI angiography and MRI.