Did you know- MRI was called Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging after it’s early use of chemical analysis? Later after 25 years the word “ Nuclear” was dropped as it instilled fear among the people thinking of its connection with radioactivity.

In general, day- to- day life – “MRI or MR Imaging” are used as abbreviations for standard MRI. MRI scanner consists of a large, powerful magnet in which a patient lies. A radio wave antenna is used to send signals that are converted as images by the computer which is usually attached to the computer. Nowadays the patients with claustrophobia can have MRI peacefully usually because there are different types of open MRI machines which enables the procedure to go smoothly.

MRI uses powerful magnets to provide- 3D anatomic images is a high contrast resolution which usually determines the changes in the tissue quality.For example – when there is a muscle injury – MRI shows bright signals indicating that there is more water in the muscle- which is usually a sign of injury.

How to prepare for MRI scanning(التصوير بالرنين المغناطيسي) ?

Let your technologist or doctor know if –

  • One has health problems such as kidney or liver disease 
  • Is pregnant or might be pregnant 
  • Have any allergies to food or medicines 
  • Recently had surgery

Metallic objects are removed prior to screening for a safe procedure.

 Advantages of MRI Screening 

  • It’s able to produce images without the use of ionising x-rays.
  • Unlike CT, MRI images demonstrate superior soft-tissue contrast and this makes the ideal examination of the brain, spine, joints, and other soft tissue body parts.
  • Images may be acquired in multiple planes ( axial, sagittal, coronal, etc) without repositioning the patient.
  • Functional MRI allows total visualisation of the active parts of the brain during certain activities.
  • Some of the advanced techniques such as diffusion, spectroscopy, perfusion allows for precise tissue characterisation.
  •  Angiographic images can be obtained easily without the use of contrast material
  • MRI scans provide information about the blood circulation throughout the body and blood vessels. This enables them to detect the problem early and in fast treatment can take place.
  • MRI has an advantage over the X-Rays as it can identify swelling and inflammation easily. Three dimensional and cross-sectional pictures of the body are produced by the MRIs

It does not involve radiation so it can be easily used in the patients vulnerable to the dire effects of radiation. The radiology clinic ( عيادة الأشعة) usually has experienced doctors and staff.

Lastly, An MRI provides more conclusive information to physicians and helps them to rule out the proper diagnosis. A physician generally orders an MRI scan to confirm or rule out a suspected health condition.

 If you have any questions about the MRI Scan services in Kuwait, please reach out to our mail or contact us. Our friendly staff welcomes your call and is looking forward to serving you with the best diagnostic services in Kuwait.