MRI SCANS


MRI (1.5 Tesla) Soundless & Ultrafast - An MRI scanner consists of a large and very strong magnet in which the patient lies. A radio wave antenna is used to send signals to the body and then receive signals back. These returning signals are converted into pictures by a computer attached to the scanner. Pictures of almost any part of your body can be obtained at almost any particular angle and plane. The triple-layered icing on the cake is, MRI has absolutely no side effects, it is completely painless and is non-invasive as well.

How Safe is an MRI

MRI is the safest among the imaging modalities. MRI scanners are good at looking at the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of “soft tissues” of the body. In particular, the brain, spinal cord and nerves are seen much more clearly with MRI that with regular X-Ray and CT scans.. An MRI scanner uses no X-Rays or other radiation.3T MRI Scanners, like the Signa HD from the house of GE, are the best of their class available in the field of medicine to date, anywhere in the world. In Patna, the facility is available only at Maxlife Diagnostics.

  No ionizing radiation.

  No known biological hazards.

  High-resolution-isotropic images (3D images)

  Excellent soft tissue contrast – Opportunity to interpret pathological changes.

  MRI is usually non-invasive- imaging of blood vessel without contrast injection.

  Dynamic imaging of joints and the heart.

Some patients may not be able to have an MRI scan. They include people who get nervous in small spaces (claustrophobic) and those with implanted medical devices such as aneursm clips in the brain, heart pacemakers and cochlear (inner ear) implants. Also, people with pieces of metal close to or in a vital organ (e.g. the eye) may not be scanned. There are a few additional safety considerations and some exceptions based on individual circumstances