What are Common Uses for MRI?

MRI is a common diagnostic tool, so you may have one to confirm a wide range of problems with the soft tissue, such as organs, ligaments and the circulatory system. MRI can diagnose blood clots, spinal injuries, aneurysms, ligament and meniscus tears (such as ACL), stroke and inflammation. It can also take images of blood flow, monitor tumor development or growth, and clarify findings from a previous X-ray or CT scan. Surgery can often be deferred or postponed based on MRI images, particularly if the MRI has clarified a suspected problem that had presented on X-ray or CT scan.

MRI is used for all parts of the body and is effective for the evaluation of the following conditions:

• Brain Disorders
• Traumatic Injuries
• Eye Abnormalities
• Spine Diseases
• Tumor Detection
• Liver and Other Abdominal Diseases
• Knee and Shoulder Injuries
• Musculoskeletal Disorders
• Facial/Neck Abnormalities
• Infection
• Cardiac Malfunctions
• Blood Flow and Vessel Disorders

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