Organs and Tissue Imaging
MRI imaging of soft tissues in the human body is performed to evaluate abnormalities that include the following;
Organs that surround the chest, abdomen and pelvis. The specific organs can include the heart, lungs, liver, kidney, spleen and pancreas. Some of the conditions tested for can include breast or lung cancer; and also cancers of the liver, kidney and pancreas (Schiel).
Organs that surround the pelvic region. These organs can include the prostate, testicles, uterus and ovaries (Schiel).
Organs of the circulatory system. An MRI test can detect problems with arteries, veins, aneurysms, blood clots, and damage to blood vessels (Schiel).
Conditions of the brain. An MRI test can detect for brain tumors, aneurysm, internal bleeding in the brain, nerve damage and degeneration, damage caused by a stroke, damage to optic nerves and auditory nerves (Schiel).
Bones and joints. For bones and joints, an MRI can detect arthritis, bone marrow problems, tumors, cartilage damage-commonly used for imaging damage to the knee and shoulders (Schiel).
An MRI is ordered by a physician to exam, diagnose or monitor treatment. Some of the specific conditions that can be found include tumors, coronary artery disease, and lesions of the liver or any other organ. In addition, an MRI can help examine the size of the chambers of the heart, tissue damage from a heart attack and congenital defects of the cardiovascular system.
Healthwise. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). June 22,2007
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