Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI Scan
Benefits

Brain Tumor Detection

Brain Injury Detection

Developpment Anomaliy Detection

Multiple Sclerosis

Stroke Detection

Infection

MRI Details

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging process used in radiology. Very detailed pictures of the soft tissues are formed and the physiological processes of the body can be better understood. MRI scanners work by using strong magnetic fields, magnetic field gradients, and radio waves to generate images of the organs in the body.

Our machines are not claustrophobic. MRI can help us diagnose certain diseases or conditions and to evaluate injuries, because they can visualize the human body and in turn, diagnose diseases of the central nervous system, including the brain and spine. We can detect brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, developmental anomalies, multiple sclerosis, stroke, dementia, infection, and the underlying causes of headache.

The Neurodegenerative Treatment Process

Initial Consultation

Because MRI uses powerful magnets, the presence of metal in your body can be a safety hazard if attracted to the magnet. Even if not attracted to the magnet, metal objects can distort the MRI image. Before having an MRI, you’ll likely complete a questionnaire that includes whether you have metal or electronic devices in your body.

Unless the device you have is certified as MRI safe, you might not be able to have an MRI. Devices include:

  • Metallic joint prostheses
  • Artificial heart valves
  • An implantable heart defibrillator
  • Implanted drug infusion pumps
  • Implanted nerve stimulators
  • A pacemaker
  • Metal clips
  • Metal pins, screws, plates, stents or surgical staples
  • Cochlear implants
  • A bullet, shrapnel or any other type of metal fragment
  • Intrauterine device

Before you schedule an MRI, tell your doctor if you think you’re pregnant. The effects of magnetic fields on fetuses aren’t well understood. Your doctor might recommend an alternative exam or postponing the MRI. Also tell your doctor if you’re breast-feeding, especially if you’re to receive contrast material during the procedure.

It’s also important to discuss kidney or liver problems with your doctor and the technologist, because problems with these organs might limit the use of injected contrast agents during your scan.

Follow-Up

If you haven't been sedated, you can resume your usual activities immediately after the scan. Dr. Van Camp will interpret the images from your scan, discuss the findings and discuss next steps with you.

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Appointment

We make sure all our new patients feel welcome, safe, and taken care of. During your first visit, we will assess your current state and review your medical history.

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