The Innovative Method in Radiology Therapy
Interventional magnetic resonance imaging or Interventional MRI refers to the use of magnetic resonance imaging under the interventional radiology diagnosis procedure. This treatment method does not have any harmful effect on the patient as well as on the operator, so that magnetic resonance suits well to the “interventional radiology”. Here the images produced by an MRI scanner are used to direct a minimally-invasive procedure for intra-operability or interactively.
The MRI technology is used in cancer, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular imaging. It requires an effective magnetic field for aligning the nuclear magnetization of hydrogen atoms which are present in water in the human body. This branch of radiology needs specialized instruments because this non-invasive treatment technique combines a large powerful field with radio frequencies without using X-rays. By using the emission imaging, this procedure produces detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and structure of the internal body. Therefore doctors can better evaluate the parts of body that is not possible in the X-ray or computed tomography (CT). MRI therapy is very beneficial for imaging of the brain, spine and musculosketal system.
In the surgical process some specialized MRI systems have been developed to support concurrent imaging. The MR images can be used to verify the success at the time when surgical procedure is temporarily interrupted. Unlike CT, it does not use ionizing radiation but a powerful magnetic field. The higher field magnet systems are beginning to deploy in intra-operative imaging suits. There are mainly two types of MRI scans: basic MRI and specialized MRI. This technology can also be used in other fields including Implant and foreign bodies, peripheral nerve stimulation, breast cancer, pregnancy, tumors of pelvis, abdomen and chest, heart problem, diseases of liver and other abdominal organs, etc.