MRI in Bucharest is an imaging technique that provides highly detailed, three-dimensional images of internal body structures. It is a non-invasive, painless diagnostic method that does not expose the patient to radiation. In fact, MRI scans offer superior image quality than other imaging methods such as computed tomography (CT) or X-rays, and can detect tumors and cysts with great precision.
The MRI scanner uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create pictures of the area being examined without damaging tissue. The radio waves and the strong magnetic field interact with protons in the water molecules in tissues to produce a signal that is recorded by an antenna system and transformed into a computer image.
Patients undergoing an MRI scan will be asked to remove all metal objects – for example, hearing devices, dental plaque, watches and hairpins. In addition, the patient must empty his/her pockets of coins, telephones and cards (for instance, credit or ATM cards) that contain magnetic bands. This is because the magnet can demagnetize these objects and interfere with the investigation. The patient may keep certain clothes, depending on the area being examined.
During the procedure, you will be lying on a table that slides into the MRI machine. You will be given a blanket or pillow to help you stay comfortable and headphones to wear to reduce the noise from the scanner. Some patients with claustrophobia do not tolerate MRI scans, but open scanners and medical sedation are available to make the examination easier.