Medical resonance imaging or MRI is a common examination that allows you to explore the inside of the body with precision. Compared to conventional radiology, MRI allows to perfectly visualize most abnormalities, malformations or tumors present in a tissue. The images have quality much higher than radiography called "banal", but this quality of images still remains lower than that of the scanner. We will use MRI for organs or tissues that have more water, which will allow a more accurate diagnosis, especially between infections or tumors. It can be differentiated thanks to the different shades offered by the MRI done by MRI Scan Centre.
1. Breast MRI.
In recent years, breast cancer screening has been favored thanks to MRI. Indeed, this being sensitive, it obtains results very favorable to "this exercise". According to an American researcher, MRI may even be superior to mammography when screening for breast abnormalities. The MRI can also tell if the abnormality needs to be treated or not.
2. Brain MRI
MRI is mainly used to detect abnormalities in the blood vessels in the brain, but also to detect abnormalities in the brain itself. MRI allows different sections (transverse, longitudinal or oblique) to be made. Whenever possible, try not to inject contrast medium. Gadolinium (contrast medium) is exclusively used for MRI because it is injected by "intravenous". The detection of malformation of the brain structure, or abnormalities of its contour are in most cases detected. The advantage is that it allows in addition to detect its origin, as well as its nature (vascular, degenerative, tumoral, inflammatory, or infectious).
3. Bone or ligament MRI
When MRI is used for this type of "problem", it can be noted that it is often for back problems (vertebrae) that patients come for an MRI. Experts have told us that these patients made up two-thirds of the bone or ligament MRI.
4. Hepatic MRI
The main studies of this MRI are the anatomy, as well as the vascularization of certain organs, more particularly the liver, subject to abnormalities such as cancer, angiomas (malformation of the vascular system of the liver), or the adenoma (tumor benign (non-cancerous) due to the proliferation of a normal glandular tissue). A contrast product is specifically dedicated to the liver, ferrite because it is iron-based.
5. MRI in the future.
Derivatives have emerged such as MRI, which is functional magnetic resonance imaging. This new technique allows the study of the specific functions of the brain that intervene in the execution of these different tasks (taste, smell, and reading, listening). This replaces more and more PET: positron emission tomography (positive electrons) which uses radioactive tracers to detect cognitive activity (the intrinsic intellectual activity of the brain). Unlike PET, which can only be used once on the same patient (because of positron irradiation), MRI can be done several times because the marker is blood oxygenation which is a natural phenomenon of the body and that there is no radiation emitted on the patient.