MRI of the lung | MRI tomography is a technique that uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field used to create the image. Similar images created by CT, but MRI is a better indicator of vascular structures. MRI anatomical images in multiple pages are drawn. Although the standard images usually an axial view (axial) But the information obtained during the research, the images can be easily in the anterior - posterior (Sagittal) Crown (coronal) Also won. Intravenous injection of gadolinium as a contrast agent may provide a better view of vascular structures. MRI can be used to study the splitting of the aorta and may play a role in the evaluation of pulmonary embolism.
MRI accuracy of MRI in the investigation of lung tissue still has not been accurately computed tomography, although MRI examination of the hilar vessels and bronchi original location, the best method is considered. In addition, MRI to check the chest, between the breasts (Mediastinal) This area is ideal and great vessels.
The chest MRI can also be used to check breasts. Still, despite various improvements, mammography in women over 35 years comes first. However, breast MRI with and without gadolinium (The injection must be) By eliminating the image of fat tissue in the investigation of breast tumors and tumors that originate from other parts of the body and spread to the breast, very helpful. Silicone breast implants have a MRI images provide an extremely accurate.
Preparation of MRI lungs and other soft tissues of the chest
- It is recommended that 48-24 hours before the Do not use heavy or greasy foods.
- The results of previous mammograms or ultrasound of the breasts to bring.
Dr B. Emami
IUC lung specialist from the UK