WHEN IS AN MRI SCAN PERFORMED?
Magnetic resonance imaging is both determination and exclusion of a disease as well as for monitoring of therapy courses an excellent tool.However, let organs with low water content, such as bones or the lungs, making only poorly visible. Most of the other organs and tissues, MRI provides very precise images. This allow trained physicians to detect even the smallest changes and to assess their position and extent.
Indispensable is the process in the investigation of the central nervous system, ie brain and spinal cord. Also in the assessment of internal organs, blood vessels, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage structures MRI is often used. Meanwhile, it is even possible to judge the motion of the beating heart in MRT.
More and more importance is the magnetic resonance imaging in the early diagnosis of certain cancers. The MRT operates without X-rays and therefore can be repeated as often as necessary without risk to the patient.