We serve in the health sector with our MRI centers in the Balkans and Africa.
Also, we are authorized offices in Balkan and Africa region of Medipol Hospitals in Turkey.
An MRI machine or scanner uses a powerful magnet and radio waves linked to a computer to create remarkably clear and detailed cross sectional images of the body. To visualize an MRI, think of your body as a loaf of bread with its many slices. The MRI allows the physician to see many different “slices” of a body part by taking pictures from outside the body. The “slices” can be displayed on a video monitor and saved on film or disk for analysis.
For some MRI studies, a contrast agent, usually gadolinium may be used to enhance the visibility of certain tissues. The contrast agent is given via a small intravenous (IV) line placed in a vein in your arm. See ACRIN’s “About Imaging Agents or Tracers” Information page for more information.
Examples of Uses: MRI can be used to view, monitor, or diagnose:
- Spine, joint or muscle problems
- Abdominal tumors and disorders
- Brain tumors and abnormalities
- Breast cancer
- Heart or blood vessel problems