MRI is an incredibly advanced and practical imaging technology used by doctors to diagnose conditions present in various systems of the body. Here are the advantages of magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI:
The Procedure is Safe: For those who are eligible for an MRI, the procedure itself is essentially harmless. If a patient is claustrophobic, pregnant, or has a pacemaker or similar implanted device, there is a higher risk for complication.
The Patient is Not Exposed to Ionizing Radiation: This type of radiation, used for some imaging procedures, can present a great risk if not properly administered or handled. MRIs do not employ this radiation.
Images Are Clear and Decipherable: One of the biggest advantages of an MRI is that it produces clearer images of the soft tissues of the body, including the brain and spinal cord, than CT scans and x-rays. Thanks to superior contrast resolution, doctors can read images clearly and make more accurate prognoses for the object or system being examined.
No Contrast Is Required for Angiography: For many images that need to be obtained using MRI, patients will be given a contrast, which is injected into the bloodstream. A magnetic resonance angiography does not require this contrast and therefore allows patients who may be more likely to develop complications to undergo the procedure worry-free.
If your physician has discussed an MRI procedure with you, don’t worry—the process is extremely safe and effective. At Advanced Medical Imaging, our technicians provide our Denver clients with the safest and highest quality imaging experience. To find out more about our many services, call us today at (303) 433-9729.