MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI uses powerful magnetic field and ratio frequency waves, to produce detailed images of the internal organs of the body. MRI allows us to exquisitely see different parts of the body. In the brain, it allows us to differentiate between different areas. In the spine, MRI is the only modality that alows us to see the spinal cord. In joints, MRI allows us to look at the internal parts of the joint.
At ARAN diagnostic Imaging we have the world’s most respected Siemens Avanto 1.5 T MRI unit with recently upgraded B19 platform.
We provide MRI special studies such as MRI Angiogram, Venogram, MRCP, Fistulogram, Arthrogram, Stress MRI, Spectroscopy, cardiac MRI, sleep MRI.
Guidelines about eating and drinking before an MRI exam vary with the specific examination. Kindly contact our technician or radiologist for specific instructions.
Unless you are told otherwise, you may follow your regular daily routine and take food and medications as usual.
Some MRI examinations may require you to receive an injection of contrast material into the bloodstream. The contrast material most commonly used for an MRI exam is called Gadolinium.
Jewelry and other accessories should be left at home, if possible, or removed prior to the MRI scan. Because they can interfere with the magnetic field of the MRI unit, metal and electronic items are not allowed in the exam room. In addition to affecting the MRI images, these objects can become projectiles within the MRI scanner room and may cause you and/or others nearby harm. These items include:
You will usually be alone in the exam room during the MRI procedure. However, the technologist will be able to see, hear and speak with you at all times using a two-way intercom.
High-quality images are assured only if you are able to remain perfectly still and follow breath-holding instructions while the images are being recorded. If you are anxious, confused or in severe pain, you may find it difficult to lie still during imaging.