MRI CARDIAC MARPHOLOGY

MRI CARDIAC MARPHOLOGY

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MRI CARDIAC MORPHOLOGY What does "MRI" stand for and how does it work? MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI uses the principle of magnetic resonance. Using the natural magnetic property of our body, the MRI machine is able to form images that help us diagnose the problem. Why is MRI such a good modality? MRI allows us to exquisitely see different parts of the body. In the brain, it allows us to differentiate between different areas. In the spine, MRI is the only modality that allows us to see the spinal cord. In joints, MRI allows us to view the internal parts of the joints, including ligaments, tendons and menisci. It also allows evaluation of various cardiac structures, as well as functional imaging of various parts of the brain. MRI does all this by sectioning the body in different planes. Just as it is necessary to slice a loaf of bread to know the quality of the slices, so also, MRI allows us to section the body to view its inner parts. Thus, the skull X-ray only shows us the outer part, whereas MRI shows us the inner parts of the brain. Where is MRI useful? All parts of the body can be scanned with MRI, but it is most useful in the brain, spine, bones, joints and the heart. It also has specific uses in other parts like the chest, abdomen and pelvis. For each part, there are specific indications or reasons for scanning. The referring doctor and the consultant radiologist are the best judges of the usefulness of MRI scanning in a specific situation and area. Are there any dangers in MRI scanning? Not ordinarily. However if you have any magnetizable items on or in your body, such as aneurysm clips, pacemakers, cardiac prostheses, metallic implants, etc. please inform us immediately, as there could be a problem related to these metallic items. What is the injection that I may receive? If necessary, you may be injected with a gadolinium-based dye to see things better.


Why is MRI CARDIAC MARPHOLOGY done ?

Cardiac MRI imaging is performed to help your physician detect or monitor cardiac disease by:

  • Evaluating the anatomy and function of the heart chambers, valves, size and blood flow through major vessels, and surrounding structures such as the pericardium (the fluid filled sac that surrounds the heart)
  • Diagnosing a variety of cardiovascular (heart and/or blood vessel) disorders such as tumors, infections, and inflammatory conditions
  • Evaluating the effects of coronary artery disease such as limited blood flow to the heart muscle and scarring within the heart muscle after a heart attack
  • Planning a patient's treatment for cardiovascular disorders
  • Monitoring the progression of certain disorders over time
  • Evaluating the effects of surgical changes, especially in patients with congenital heart disease
  • Evaluating the anatomy of the heart and blood vessels in children and adults with congenital heart disease.

MRI CARDIAC MARPHOLOGY Instructions

CCO:
Ask for the status of pregnancy in a female patient.No food intake 6 hrs prior to MRI SCAN.Only liquids can be taken untill MRI SCAN is done.Ask if the patient is on cardiac impants , metal stents , Prosthetic valves, dentures , artificial limbs , prosthetic joints , surgical clips , screws, plates , pace makers, ear implants, intrauterine devices. Ask for any history of claustrophobia. Sedation may be required to ensure relaxation of the body during the procedure.

SLAs:
For MRI test scheduled before 8 AM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For MRI test scheduled after 8 AM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

FACILITATOR:
Confirm the compliance of preparations required. Ask the patient to wear comfortable clothes free of metals, zippers, hooks.

SLAs:
For MRI test scheduled before 8 AM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For MRI test scheduled after 8 AM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

Why is MRI CARDIAC MARPHOLOGY ?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of non-invasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of the body. The magnets and radio waves create cross-sectional images of the body part, which allows doctors to check for abnormalities in the tissues and organs without making an incision.MRI Cardiac Marphology scan uses magnetic fields and non ionizing radio waves to create detailed images of the heart which can be used to diagnose various conditions of heart and blood vessels. The technology used in an MRI allows doctors to examine soft tissues without bones obstructing the view. An MRI uses no radiation and is considered a safer alternative to a CT scan.