MRI is an abbreviation used for ‘magnetic resonance imaging’. It’s a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves in order to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body. Majority of MRI machines are large, tube-shaped magnets. When a person lies inside an MRI machine, the magnetic field temporary realigns hydrogen atoms in her/his body. Radio waves make these atoms to produce faint signals, which are used to create cross-sectional images- more like slices in a loaf of bread.

The MRI machines can also produce 3-D images that may be viewed from different angles. We at Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Radio Diagnostics & Imaging are equipped with latest technology equipment and perform thousands of MRIs each year.

Why it is done?

MRI is a noninvasive procedure for the doctors to examine human organs, tissues and skeletal system. It generated high quality images of the inside of the body helping diagnose a number of problems.

Brain and Spinal Cord

MRI is frequently performed to help diagnose:

Aneurysms of cerebral vessels
Multiple sclerosis
Spinal cord injuries
Disorders of the eye and inner ear
Brain injury from trauma
Stroke
Tumors

Heart and Blood Vessels

MRI that focuses on the heart or blood vessels can assess:

Thickness and movement of the walls of your heart
The size and function of your heart's chambers
Structural problems in the aorta
Inflammation or blockages in the blood vessels
The extent of damage caused by heart attack or heart disease

Other Internal Organs

MRI can be used to check tumors and other abnormalities of different organs in the body, including:

Liver and bile ducts
Spleen
Kidneys
Uterus
Pancreas
Ovaries
Prostate
Uterus

Bones and joints

MRI may also evaluate:

Disk abnormalities in the spine
Joint abnormalities caused by traumatic or repetitive injuries
Tumors of the bones and soft tissues
Bone infections

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