What is MRI?
With assistance of magnet resonance imaging, or in short MRI, we can take anatomical and functional images of the human body. This way bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, vessels, organs and even metabolic processes or chemical compositions can be analyzed. In opposite to X-ray technique, no radioactive radiation is used to create the images. The MRI scanner works with a magnet and sending and receiving coils. The magnet and the radiofrequency coils activate hydrogen atoms in a way that they give a special resonance to be measured by the receiving coils. Based on the received information, an anatomical MR image is created by usage of powerful computer systems. Subject to the area to be examined, receiving coils are placed directly onto the corresponding area. If you want to examine the head, you have to surround the head by a coil. If you want to analyze a knee, a special coil around the knee is used etc. An MRI examination takes about 20-40 minutes on average.