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Neurological MRI

Neurological MRI

A painless, non-invasive diagnostic tool which does not require the use of ionizing radiation.

Main use is to evaluate the brain and the brain stem.

Some indications for Brain MRI include:

  • Aneurysms, or bulging in the blood vessels of the brain
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hydrocephalus, a buildup of spinal fluid in the brain cavities
  • Stroke
  • Infections
  • Tumors
  • Hormonal disorders related to the pituitary gland
  • Hemorrhage, or bleeding
  • Problems with development or structure (such as a Chiari malformation)

Spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral/whole)

Some indications:

  • Evaluation of spinal discs, such as a ruptured disc. Find areas of the spine where the canal is abnormally narrowed (spinal stenosis) and may need surgery.
  • Evaluation of tumors affecting the bones or nerves of the spine. The tumors that most commonly spread to the spine include those from prostate, breast, or lung cancer.
  • Evaluation of compression fractures of the spine.
  • Assessment of areas of the spine with poor blood supply.
  • Confirmation of infection.
  • Evaluation of nerve damage caused by injury or disease, such as multiple sclerosis.
  • Evaluation of congenital spinal abnormalities (present since birth).