RMN Bucuresti (MRI) is a noninvasive, non-irradiating technique that uses a strong magnetic field and radiofrequency pulses to obtain images of body structures. This procedure produces 3D pictures of organs and soft tissues with high contrast between normal and abnormal tissue. MRI scans are very useful in diagnosing and planning treatment for disease. It is the preferred method of examination for many types of cancers because it does not use radiation and gives more detailed information about the tissue than other scanning techniques. It also provides excellent diagnostic information about vascular and nerve tissues.
At MedicalES centers, patients are provided with a state-of-the-art GE SIGNA Explorer 1.5T Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner which is the latest in technology. This allows for fast and accurate examinations. Its homogeneous magnet is designed to provide the highest quality clinical information, and the equipment is able to perform a broad range of examinations.
During the MRI exam, you will lie down on a narrow table that slides into the machine. The MRI scan will take between 15-60 minutes depending on the area being examined. You may be given an intravenous injection of a contrast agent to enhance the images or help identify certain conditions.
Before the MRI test, you should remove all items that contain metal, such as hearing aids, jewelry, watches, and any clothing with wires or clips. You should also remove any implants or devices, such as pacemakers. The MRI technician will give you instructions about preparing for the test and what to expect during the procedure.