Why would I need an MRI?
MRI is used for many reasons, including but not limited to:
- MR Angiography - is used to examine blood vessels in key areas of the body, including the brain, kidneys, pelvis, legs, lungs, heart, neck and abdomen.
- MRI of the breast - offers valuable information about many breast conditions that cannot be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound.
- Cardiac MRI - is used to evaluate the structures and function of the heart, valves, major vessels and surrounding structures (such as the pericardium). It is also used to diagnose and manage a variety of cardiovascular problems and detect and evaluate the effects of coronary artery disease.
- MRI of the Chest - gives detailed pictures of structures within the chest cavity, including the heart and vessels, from almost any angle. MRI also provides movie-like sequential imaging of the cardiovascular system that is important to assess the health and function of these structures (heart, valves, great vessels, etc)
- MRI of the Head - is the most sensitive imaging test of the head (particularly in the brain) in routine clinical practice. It is performed to help diagnose brain tumors, developmental brain anomalies, vascular anomalies of the head (aneurysm for example), disorders of the eyes and inner ear, stroke, head trauma, pituitary gland disease, chronic disorders of the nervous system and causes of headache.
- Musculoskeletal MRI - is usually the best choice for examining the body's major joints, spine for disk disease and soft tissue of the extremities (muscles and bones).
- MRI of the Prostate - the primary indication for MRI of the prostate is the evaluation of prostate cancer. The test is commonly used after a prostate biopsy has confirmed cancer in order to determine if the cancer is confined to the prostate, or if it has spread outside the walls of the prostate gland.
- MRI of the Spine - shows the anatomy of the vertebrae that make up the spine, as well as the disks, spinal cord and the spaces between the vertebrae through which nerves pass.
- Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) - is used to examine diseases of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas and pancreatic duct. It's also used to evaluate patients with pancreatitis to detect the underlying cause and to help diagnose unexplained abdominal pain. MRCP is less invasive alternative to endoscopic retrograde colangiopancreatography (ECRP).
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