MRI Bucharest – diagnostic imaging of the body
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an advanced medical diagnostic technique that provides very detailed images of different parts of the body. It is widely used in clinical practice to evaluate various conditions such as tumors, vascular diseases, ligament injuries and spinal disorders. Unlike X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans, the MRI procedure does not use radiation. MRI scanning RMN Bucuresti uses a large magnet to temporarily change the position of hydrogen atoms in your body’s tissues. These changes do not cause any long term changes in your tissues. The MRI machine then sends a signal to a radiofrequency antenna that produces a series of radio waves and listens for the returning signals. The resulting information is then displayed on a computer screen. The exam usually takes 30 to 60 minutes.
The radiologist will discuss the test with you and answer any questions you may have. You will be asked to lie on a narrow table that slides into the scanner. Some patients may need to be strapped to the table or given a blanket to help keep them still during the exam. If you have a metal implant or device in your body, it will be important to let the radiologist know ahead of time so they can inform you about any risks. You may be given a special kind of contrast fluid that helps to improve the visibility of abnormalities. This will be administered through an IV line inserted into your hand or arm.
Some people find it hard to remain completely still in the MRI scanner, and they may experience feelings of being closed in (claustrophobia). This is why we provide a very friendly environment with a team of qualified nurses who will look after you during your MRI scan. They will also offer you a blanket or pillow and may give you headphones to block out the loud scanner noises. They will also give you medication if necessary to reduce your anxiety or pain.
If you have claustrophobia, you can ask the radiologist to administer an anesthetic before the test. The radiologist will still need to insert an IV to give you the contrast fluid, but the anesthetic will make the procedure less uncomfortable. The radiologist will prepare a report and send it to your doctor.
The MRI department is equipped with high-performance equipment for musculoskeletal diagnostics and is staffed by a highly experienced team of doctors. Our experts include: Dr. Corneliu Butnaru, chief of the Radiology Department at Fundeni Clinical Hospital until his retirement in 1994; Dr. Serban Al. Georgescu, who succeeded him as chief until 2007; and Prof. Ioana G. Lupescu, who is responsible for the clinical and teaching activities of the Department. The Department has a strong research activity and collaborates with prestigious institutions in the field of MRI in Romania. In addition, a number of physicians from other departments in the Hospital use MRI to complement their diagnosis.