Tag: CT scan

MRI: A Safer Non-Invasive Diagnostic Technique

Science has developed many ways to examine the internal body organs and their details, and a whole department of mrimedical science has been dedicated to such examination called “Radiology.” Major methods used in Radiology include X-rays, Ultrasound, CT scan and MRI. Of all the above mentioned methods, safest and most modern one is MRI. It does not emit radiations; rather it works with a magnetic field system.

What does MRI stand for?

MRI is an abbreviated form of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It is a non invasive diagnostic test that helps the physicians to diagnose the problem and ailment, and treat it accordingly.

How does MRI work?

It is important to note that our body is primarily composed of water molecules; each containing two hydrogen nuclei, or Protons. These protons align themselves in the process of an MRI scan.

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New One Stop Shop CT Scan Test for Comprehensive Diagnosis of Heart Disorders

Till now, the ‘CT Scan’ techniques enabled the doctors to detect diseased vessels and valves. A new technique has been devised which would not only allow the doctors to look at the heart vessels, heart function and heart blood flow with a single CT scan. This “Single Computerized Tomographic (CT) Scan” utilized by the doctors shared their experience of working with this new technique and found that it could enable all inclusive diagnosis of the heart disease.The researchers at ‘CT Research and Development’ claimed that his new CT scan not only can detect the poor blood flow in the heart muscle but also can now detect blocked arteries and narrowing of the blood vessels in the heart.

The ‘MUSC scanner’ uses the “dual energy technique” by adding two x-ray spectrums, each emitting varying degrees of energy like a series of x-rays, to gain a static image of the coronary arteries and the heart muscle. This enabled mapping the blood distribution within the heart muscle and pinpointing areas with decreased blood supply. The whole process could be accomplished within 15 seconds or less. Doctors could also diagnose for other ailments that might be affecting the lungs or chest wall.

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