The actual problem was in a different area - Human body gives analog signals which are captured by the coils and transmitted to a digitizer located almost 12 feet away. The digitizer could not be kept in the MRI room because as soon as the data is digitized, it is stored on magnetic medium which was not possible to be kept in the MRI room due to strong magnetic field. Since analog signal loses intensity with distance the need was to create a strong signal meaning higher magnetic field. In 2014 a new technology was developed whereby the digitizer after converting the analog signal to digital did not store it on magnetic medium but on optical cable. This brought the digitizer into the MRI room and now it is located just 4 cms away from the Magnetic coil. Thus the need to create 3 Tesla Magnetic field has become redundant and now the best MRI machines are coming with 1.5 Tesla Magnetic strength which gives very good Signal to Noise ratio.
Another revolutionary development which took place in MRI technology was 360 degree imaging. So far CT Scan was doing 360 degree imaging but MRI was only doing 180 degree scanning. Whenever the patient would lie on the MRI table, a coil was put on top of the body part which was to be scanned. The MRI machine at EHL Diagnostics is the first machine which has a coil embedded in the table. Now the data sent from the body is captured by coil below and the coil on top. This technology is highly useful in Brain and Spine MRI.
While most of the MRI machines in NCR are either 4 channel or 8 channel, the MRI machine at EHL Diagnostics is 32 Channel which gives crystal clear images of all the body parts.
The 32 Channel MRI machine which is considered the most advanced and best MRI machine available in Delhi and Gurgaon is capable of performing imaging for all body parts with utmost precision. Following are areas where MRI is considered the gold standard
Comprehensive head and spine examinations can be performed with dedicated programs. customized presets for fast scanning . The Neuro Suite also includes protocols for diffusion imaging, perfusion Neurology imaging, and Functional MRI.
Excellent MR Angiography can be performed to visualize arteries and veins with or without contrast agent. MRI Angiography is especially useful in identifying abnormalities such as aneurysms, blockage in carotid artery which can cause brain stroke, identifying arteries in the legs for endovascular surgery, very helpful in kideny transplant and diagnosing pulmonary embolism. The 32 Channel MRI at EHL Diagnostics is one of the best machines available in Gurgaon for performing MRI Angiography. The Non Contrast MR Angiography is extremely useful in patients with deranged Kidney Function.
Cardiac MRI creates both still and moving pictures of your heart and major blood vessels. Doctors use cardiac MRI to get pictures of the beating heart and to look at its structure and function. These pictures can help them decide the best way to treat people who have heart problems. Cardiac MRI is also used for the patients who have kidney problems and cannot take contrast or dyes with iodine. Cardiac MRI is very common non invasive test for diagnosing damage caused to the heart muscle due to heart attack, pericarditis ( where the sack around the heart membrane is inflamed).
The 32 Channel MRI at EHL Diagnostics, Gurgaon, has faciity of Whole Body MRI. EHL Diagnostics, Gurgaon has 6 dedicated coils with MRI machine to take care of the whole body imaging. When 3 Tesla MRI came the body imaging was the biggest casualty as the Signal to Noise Ratio was very high and therefore the doctors preferred CT Scan of the Abdomen over MRI but in the latest 360 degree MRI this problem has been overcome and now the MR Imaging of the abdomen has become the preferred diagnostic modality for GI Surgeons and Physicians
MRI has an excellent advantage of soft tissue contrast, multiplanar capabilities and the possibility of selectively suppressing specific tissue e.g. fat or water. The Onco Suite features a collection of sequences as well as protocols and evaluation tools that may be used in a detailed screening of clinical indications, such as in hepatic neoplasms and cardiac tumours.
In orthopedics the 32 channel MRI machine at EHL Diagnostic Centre, Gurgaon can be used to examine bones, joints, and soft tissues such as cartilage, muscles, and tendons for injuries or the presence of structural abnormalities or certain other conditions, such as tumors, inflammatory disease, congenital abnormalities, osteonecrosis, bone marrow disease, and herniation or degeneration of discs of the spinal cord. MRI may be used to assess the results of corrective orthopedic procedures. Joint deterioration resulting from arthritis may be monitored by using magnetic resonance imaging.
MRI at EHL Diagnostc Centre, Gurgaon has dedicated breast coil for better and descriptive results. Cases especially related to breast cancer are visualized better through MR Mammography. Also MRI pelvis in cases of uterine fibroids is very usefull in determining the size and the location of the fibroids enabling the gynaecologist to plan the surgery for best outcomes. Excellent soft tissue differentiation, customized protocols (e.g. with fat saturation or water excitation or silicone excitation), as well as flexible multiplanar visualization allow for fast, simple and reproducible evaluation of MR breast examinations.
There’s no special preparation necessary for the MRI examination. Unless the staff at EHL Diagnostics specifically requests that you are not to eat or drink anything before the exam, there are no food or drink restrictions. You should continue to take any medication prescribed by your doctor unless otherwise directed. It is not allowed to wear anything metallic during the MRI examination at EHL Diagnostics,Gurgaon, so it would be best to leave watches, jewellery or anything made from metal at home. Even some cosmetics contain small amounts of metals, so it is best to not wear make-up. At EHL Diagnostics, we have a safe place to lock up valuables if you can’t leave them at home.
The patient will have to fill out a screening form asking about anything that might create a health risk or interfere with imaging. Below is a list of items that can create a health hazard during an MRI Scan.
• Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
• Aneurysm clip
• Metal implant
• Implanted drug infusion device
• Foreign metal objects, especially if in or near the eye
• Shrapnel or bullet wounds
• Permanent cosmetics or tattoos
• Dentures/teeth with magnetic keepers
• Other implants that involve magnets
• Medication patch (i.e., transdermal patch) that contains metal foil
MRI is the most advanced imaging modality for Brain, Spine, Joints, Breast, Abdomen etc. The cost of the test is normally Rs. 6500 which increases by Rs. 3500 if contrast is used. The test takes between 15-30 minutes read more
CT Scan is the Gold Standard for getting images of the Brain, Neck, PNS, Chest and Abdomen. Normally the plain CT Scan costs between Rs. 2200-5000 for different body parts. If contrast is used then the cost increases by Rs. 600-3000.. read more
Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancer in women. At EHL Diagnostics you get complete range of Breast Imaging in the form of Digital Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Breast MRI, FNAC, Breast Biopsy read more
MRCP is an advanced test to see the CBD, Gall Bladder and Pancreas. The patient has to be in fasting for 4-5 hours prior to the test read more
The study of the blood vessels in any body part is done on CT Angiography. Contrast is injected and the patient needs to be in fasting for 5-6 hours. Serum Creatinine levels should be normal before doing this study read more
At EHL Diagnostics you can get whole body checkup done. The patient has to coming in fasting in the morning. Blood Samples are taken followed by Ultrasound of the Abdomen after which breakfast is served at Chamcha Restaurant read more
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