Centro de la columna Vertebral: November 19, 2019
An MRI is used to obtain images of the internal structures of the body, such as: the spine, internal organs, the brain, etc. In this article we will tell you a little more about how it works and how it is used in the diagnosis of spinal conditions.
The Magnetic resonance imaging, also known as MRI, uses a magnet to generate a magnetic field. This field causes hydrogen atoms (present in the body's water content) to resonate-vibrate at a certain frequency, which can be picked up by the MRI machine.
Thus, images of the body’s inside can be obtained without the need to invade or intervene in it, being one of the greatest advances in medical science as far as diagnosis is concerned.
In order to obtain images of the spine, the patient is placed on a table which is then entered into the resonance machine. After a few minutes on the table, the images are obtained. There is no pain, sensation or side effect on the patient’s health. It can help to obtain images of structures of the spine such as: vertebrae, intervertebral discs, tissues and muscles that surround it as well as its general anatomy. It is used to diagnose, among other conditions:
At theCentro de la Columna Vertebral we specialize in treating conditions and diseases that affect the spine. If you already have an MRI, the assessment appointment is completely free.