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What implants can I have for an MRI?

With metal-ceramic dentures, crowns. They are not considered implants. Also, the results are not affected by the intrauterine device. Any metal or ferromagnetic implants are questioned. This also applies to cochlear inner ear prostheses. In these cases, it is necessary to provide the doctor with the implant passport.

Can an MRI be done during pregnancy?

Among the contraindications for undergoing MRI are the first 3 months of pregnancy, when fetal organs are laid. During this period, the procedure can be carried out only in case of urgent need and only in the direction of a doctor. The machine is not exposed to X-rays like computed tomography or X-rays. The magnetic field with which the MRI works does not in any way affect the development of the fetus, and for 30 years of using the technology, no negative cases have been identified. Otherwise, MRI is the safest procedure and is used to diagnose the health of both the mother herself and the fetus. The device is able to identify a variety of malformations, diseases and collect all information about the development of the fetus.

Does MRI affect the body while breastfeeding?

Electromagnetic waves and a magnetic field generated during the study do not affect the body of a nursing mother in any way and do not cause any changes in the composition of milk. After the procedure, you can start feeding immediately.

What is an MRI procedure?

An assistant helps the patient to position himself on the table of the device. One of the conditions is fixation of the examined area of the body to ensure immobility. For this, soft belts and rollers are used. At the same time, the patient does not experience discomfort, he can blink, swallow and talk with the doctor. The investigated part of the body is located in the coil of the apparatus, which emits and receives reflected magnetic waves.

Examination of one organ or part of the body takes 30-40 minutes, but if it is a difficult case, it will take more time. The process itself consists of several series of images, which last for several minutes each. During the operation of the apparatus, it is impossible to move, in the intervals a small movement is allowed, but the examined part of the body must remain motionless. Otherwise, the next series of shots will not coincide with the previous one. For a series of images, the doctor will ask you to hold your breath for 10-15 seconds.

How is MRI with contrast performed?

In some cases, solely on the direction of a doctor, the procedure involves the use of a contrast agent. It is previously inserted into a vein in the patient's arm through a catheter. This is an absolutely safe solution, which for some time makes the vessels of the organ under study (for example, the brain) visible to the MRI machine. It does not cause allergic or adverse reactions. Within a day, the substance is naturally excreted from the body without a trace.

How does an MRI feel?

The procedure is completely painless. The only thing that can cause a feeling of discomfort is the need to be alone in the office during the study. But the doctor will be in the control room and talk to the patient over the speakerphone. Patients with a fear of a confined space also have nothing to fear. Our apparatus leaves enough open space. In addition, the Siemens tomograph is distinguished by an extremely low noise level during operation. If the study is carried out with a contrast agent, then when it is introduced, the patient may feel cool, a slight rush of blood associated with the entry of the substance into the vessels. The sensations last no more than a couple of minutes.

Do you need preparation for an MRI?

No, no special preparation is required. But the doctor should be aware of any illnesses you have suffered, recent injuries, surgeries, etc. If you are wearing metal jewelry, you will have to remove them. If the doctor has not limited the intake of medications, food before the MRI, there will be no changes in the usual daily routine.

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Podtetenev
Dmitry Sergeyevich

Head of the diagnostic center, radiologist

Feldsherov
Mikhail Viktorovich

Head of the department of radiation diagnostics, radiologist

Sinitsyn
Valentine Evgenyevich

Chief Consultant in Radiation Diagnostics, Radiologist

Doctor of Sciences, PhD, professor

Maso
Michael Lvovich

Mammologist, radiologist, ultrasound diagnostician

PhD

Chichkanova
Tatyana Vladimirovna

Oncologist-mammologist, radiologist

Kondratyev
Eugene Valerevich

Leading CT Specialist, MRI

PhD, leading research fellow

Schulz
Eugene Igorevich

Leading neuroradiologist in MRI and CT diagnostics

Vasilieva
Yulia Nikolaevna

Radiologist, leading specialist in radiation diagnostics

PhD