What is an MRI/MRA?

GE 1.5 T :  High Field MRI

 

The MedCross Imaging is proud to offer patients and physicians GE 1.5T High-Field MRI.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses magnetism and radio waves to produce remarkably clear pictures of your head, spine, or other parts of your body. An MRI scanner consists of a strong magnet with a radio transmitter and receiver used to gather information from inside your body. MRI produces soft-tissue images and is used to distinguish normal, healthy soft tissue from pathologic tissue.

 

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is a technique for imaging vascular anatomy and pathology that does not use ionizing radiation. MRA is performed using magnetic resonance imaging machines. The technical capabilities of MRA make it most suitable for evaluation of medium-to-large size vessels.

 

Depending on what information your doctor needs, the MR scan may require the use of a contrast-agent given intravenously to assist in visualization of certain structures in your body.

 

If you feel anxious about your MR exam, please notify a staff member so that we can arrange for medication to allow you to relax during your exam.