What is 3.0 Tesla MRI?
An MRI (Magnetic Resource Imaging) is a scanning process that produces accurate and comprehensive images of the human body using a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer. Tesla (T) is a unit of measurement for the strength of the magnetic field.
Unlike the CT scans, magnetic resource imaging produces 3-Dimensional images without using the harmful radiations. When you lie inside an MRI machine, the magnetic field temporarily realigns hydrogen atoms in your body. Radio waves cause these aligned atoms to produce very faint signals, which are used to create cross-sectional MRI images which can be stitched together to produce 3-D views of different organs of the body. The 3.0 Tesla MRI creates a strong magnetic field, which leads to fantastic atomic details. The images obtained are clear and of high resolution. These comprehensive images have changed the world of medicine with better accuracy and precision.
How does it help?
MRI has become one of the important diagnostic tools in medical imaging to supplement CT scan and ultrasonography for diagnosis of various conditions in the body.
At Medanta MRI scans can be used to visualise almost all areas of the body, including:
Head Lungs (Pulmonary Angiogram) Blood Vessels Abdomen and Pelvis Bones and Joints Spine
Diagnose spine problems such as disc bulge or protrusion or space occupying lesion in the spine
Identify the location of a tumor, infection or blood clot in the brain or other areas of the body
Detect abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord and other parts of the human body
Diagnose diseases of the liver and other organs of the abdomen
Determine the reasons for pelvic pain in women
In women who are going through evaluation for infertility, MRI is used to suspect uterine abnormalities
Guide procedures such a surgery, biopsy and radiation therapy
Detect and monitor diseases and conditions such as cancer, heart disease, etc.