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What is MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging is a noninvasive and accurate diagnostic method, which gives a concrete picture of the health of individual organs, organ systems, but also on the state of the whole organism. It is painless and completely harmless to patients, therefore the examination can be repeated many times. Based on the results it determines the next course of treatment and the most effective therapy.In MRI Lincoln Imaging the top experts radiologists, work on quality appliances who will give you a written and oral explanation of the recording, as well as a possible proposal for what to do next. There is a team of experienced specialists that can turn to for advice and complete review.On what principle does the MRI equipment work?MRI devices record signals that originate from the hydrogen nuclei (protons) contained in the molecules of the human body which is arranged in a strong homogeneous magnetic field. The magnetic field is marked unit tesla (T).

There are two basic types of apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging. Open using permanent magnets, and closed the magnetic fields that are used to establish electricity. Closed apparatus are stronger fields, generally 0.5 to 3 T (Tesla) and the two views are shorter. In our country, are standard equipment on the 1.5 T (particularly useful for the examination of the chest, abdomen, pelvis ...).Types of MRI devices According to the strength of the magnetic field devices for MRI are divided into:devices, a low field strength - to 0.5 TDevices secondary field strength - 0.5 T to 1 T devices of high field strength - 1 T and more (1.5 T, 2 T, 3 T, 7 T, ...)What does your visit look like?Magnetic resonance imaging is a method that has no ionizing radiation, it is painless and harmless, although sometimes mildly unpleasant. In fact, many people who are exposed to this exam can hear a strong pulsating sound, which is unpleasant, but still tolerable. The inconvenience may is the very length of the exam, usually about 15-45 minutes, during which the patient practically has to be completely motionless.MRI machines in MRI Lincoln Imaging Center are open, and therefore the sense of enclosed space is reduced to a smaller measure, a kind staff will prepare you and tell you everything you need regarding the exam.For the purpose of accurate diagnosis is sometimes necessary, apply a paramagnetic contrast agent (gadolinium), which has the potential to cause an allergic reaction is almost negligible.

Assessment when administered paramagnetic contrast is performed attending physician-radiologist.Important note for the exam!In the MRI room objects made from magnetic material are not permitted. Patients with pacemaker, metal foreign bodies in the vicinity of the great arteries, and at the head, eye, then surgically treated patients with cerebral aneurysms using an older type of metal clamps, as well as patient with artificial heart valves and pumps, as well as those using insulin to control pain without can not enter the magnet.For it was the expansion of an MRI in modern medicine "forced" manufacturers of various implants, pumps and tools, which are "implanted" in patients to stop using metal. Today such clamps, screws, plates, rods, endoprostheses, artificial valves, etc., are made of a material which can be exposed without consequences MRI apparatus, or some of them they cause artifacts that reduce the quality of the obtained images. Dental implants and fillings do not constitute a contraindication for this type of exam!MRI provides extremely accurate analysis of soft tissue structures such as the brain, spinal cord, organs abdomen, pelvis, lungs, which were previously not affordable, and realistic anatomy of a particular region and the localization of lesions or focal points in it. [...]

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