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.
- Stroke: MRI is highly sensitive to detect early stroke.
- Cardiovascular Disease: MRI provides heart anatomical and functional information, indicating cardiac infarction or other congenital diseases.
- Cancer: MRI could be widely applied from detection of structure change to cancer recurrent or metastatic investigation.
- Musculoskeletal pain: Abnormalities in spinal cord, nerves, joint and muscle tendon and ligaments could be clearly seen.
Procedures and Precautions:
- 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.
- The examination times usually varies from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depends on the body regions to be scanned.
- Earplugs or headphone will be provided to protect you from noise generated by the machine during the examination.
- 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.