Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe, accurate and non-invasive medical imaging technique, using strong magnetic field, radiowaves and sophisticated computer technology to produce excellent images of internal structures in human body.

Clinical indications:

  1. Stroke: MRI is highly sensitive to detect early stroke.
  2. Cardiovascular Disease: MRI provides heart anatomical and functional information, indicating cardiac infarction or other congenital diseases.
  3. Cancer: MRI could be widely applied from detection of structure change to cancer recurrent or metastatic investigation.
  4. Musculoskeletal pain: Abnormalities in spinal cord, nerves, joint and muscle tendon and ligaments could be clearly seen.

Procedures and Precautions:

  1. Please inform our staff if you have metallic implants or foreign bodies inside your body such as Cardiac Pacemaker because they are potentially hazardous with the MRI examinations.
  2. The examination times usually varies from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depends on the body regions to be scanned.
  3. Earplugs or headphone will be provided to protect you from noise generated by the machine during the examination.
  4. MRI contrast agent may be administered intravenously in some examinations. Rarely, contrast agent can cause death with the chance of fatal occurrence about 1 : 400,000.
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