MRI is a modern and safe method of diagnosis. This technique has nothing in common with using of radioactive materials. A magnetic field and radio waves have the main function. An MRI scanner looks like a long tunnel and it`s open on both sides. The specific form and technological equipment create detailed image of the body and can determine a diagnosis and an appropriate treatment.
MRI can be used to diagnose heart or blood diseases, assessment of joint disease, brain tumors and abnormalities. MRI machines make always detailed images of high quality without contrast injection. The contrast materials for MRI scanner cause not so much an allergic reaction.
There are also technical differences between forms of machine: open, closed,- and in some other characteristics: radiofrequency pulses and gradients.
The strength of the magnetic field is measured in teslas. Commercial systems have 0.2T–7T, the majority system -1.5T. The majority system is the best type of MRI procedure. The images of the body are clearer and it`s more convenient for a specialist to determine a diagnose.
In Heidelberg clinic you can find one the best medical imaging services.