Magnetic resonance imaging (RMN Bucuresti) uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed images of organs, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and other internal structures without using any radiation. It can detect certain types of cancer, infection and disease. It is more accurate than X-rays and CT scans. Your physician will use the results of your MRI to diagnose your medical condition and plan your course of treatment.
You will lie on a narrow table that slides into the scanner. A technologist will attach a belt to monitor your heartbeat and breathing, as well as insert a tube into a vein in your arm or hand for contrast material. You may hear clicking, tapping and thumping sounds during the procedure. It is important to remain as still as possible to obtain high-quality images.
Your Health, Your Choice: Making Informed Decisions about MRI in Bucharest
MRI has no known harmful effects and is safe for most patients. You should remove any metal objects before the examination, such as hearing aids, dental plaque, watches, jewelry and credit cards. You should also avoid cosmetics, such as nail polish and make-up, that contain iron or other ferromagnetic materials. You should also not eat or drink anything before the test, as it can affect the results.
Dr. Sorin Ciobanu is a Research Team Head at NeuroSpin, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique in Saclay, France. Her responsibilities include the management of a 17 Tesla preclinical MRI system — a magnetic field strength more than 10 times stronger than a standard human MRI. She has published numerous articles and is the holder of US patent no. WO/2009/015348 (“System and method for providing flow-enhanced signal intensity during an MRI process”).