Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a painless and non-invasive imaging technique. Images of organs, bones, and some tissues are taken with a special machine.
In this examination technique, radio waves are sent to the part to be examined within a magnetic field. After the energy produced by the hydrogen atoms in the cells stimulated by the radio waves is converted into numbers, it is processed into a computer and converted into an image. Since radiation is not used, there is no risk of radiation exposure for patients and healthcare personnel during the procedure.
Why Use MRI?
MRI can be performed for different reasons. Brain MRI, called cranial MRI, may be requested by the doctor in patients with suspected brain tumors, headaches of unknown origin, and some neurological diseases. An MRI of the spine can be helpful in slipped discs. It can be used in the evaluation of joints and ligaments such as shoulders and knees. Some diseases of the heart, chest, abdomen, and pelvis can also be evaluated with MRI.
Brain MRI can be used for many different situations. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy is an MRI method that measures the amount and distribution of metabolites in the brain. The differences between the chemical compositions of these metabolites are shown in the form of a graph. It is a very useful examination in the differentiation of mass lesions (malignant tumor, abscess, demyelinating disease, etc.) seen in brain MRI examinations. The differentiation of these diseases and the determination of the malignancy degree of the tumors are of vital importance in terms of treatment planning. In addition, it plays a critical role in the follow-up of patients treated surgically and/or radiotherapy, in distinguishing tumor recurrence and radiation damage.
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