Why would a doctor order an MRI?
Your doctor will discuss with you the benefits and risks of any MRI surgery. If the results of your previous tests (such as X-rays, computed tomography, or blood tests) are abnormal, your doctor may order an abdominal MRI. If your doctor suspects that there is a problem in the abdominal area but is not sure what the physical examination result is, he will request an MRI.
Due to the use of strong magnets, special precautions must be taken when performing MRI on patients with certain implanted devices (such as pacemakers or cochlear implants). Before being exposed to the magnetic field of an MRI scan, every patient must be examined. Patients with internal metal objects (such as surgical clips, steel plates, screws, or wire mesh) may not be eligible for MRI.
Before scheduling an MRI, staff will make sure that you can get the MRI done safely. An MRI is usually required when detailed images of soft tissues such as cartilage and ligaments are to be viewed. In cases where doctors need to view soft tissue, MRI is a better option than x-rays or computed tomography.
The technology used in MRI allows doctors to examine soft tissue without interfering with bone vision. MRI, or MRI, provides highly detailed images of soft tissues, organs, or ligaments, making it easier for the doctor to see abnormal tissues, soft tissue injuries, torn ligaments, herniated discs, and other conditions. Similar to CT scans, MRI scans allow the doctor to see your body in narrow slices, each about a quarter of an inch thick. This allows the doctor to view the spinal column or brain piece by piece, as if it had been cut layer by layer, and take pictures of each section.