MRI is a non-invasive technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to diagnose various health conditions. In this article, we will see how MRI can be used in various medical conditions.
MRI is considered to be one of the most effective methods for identifying any injury in the brain or the spinal cord. It is done to diagnose various conditions such as:
Any disorder in the eyes or the inner ear.
Any disorders in the spinal cord.
Aneurysms of cerebral vessels.
Tumors and strokes.
Any injury in the brain due to trauma.
MRI is also done to check if there is any abnormality or tumor in the organ of the body. It is used to diagnose various medical conditions in organs such as:
Bile ducts and liver
MRI is also done to diagnose breast cancer in women and other problems in the breast. It helps to diagnose any abnormality in women who have dense breast tissue and are at high risk of having breast cancer.
MRI is also done in cases of heart diseases and to diagnose if there is any problem related to the heart. It can be done to examine the following things such as:
If there is any blockage or inflammation in the blood vessels.
For checking the movement and the thickness of the chamber of the heart.
To check for the damage that is caused due to heart disease or heart attack.
For checking what is the size and the function of the heart’s chamber.
To check if there is any problem in the aorta such as aneurysms or dissections.
MRI is very useful in diagnosing if there is any problem in the joint or the bone. It is done to examine:
If there is any disk abnormality in the spine.
Whether there is an infection in the bone or not.
If there is any tumor in the soft tissues and the bones.
If there is any abnormality in the joint that is caused by traumatic or repetitive injuries such as torn ligaments or cartilage.