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MRI and Severe Brain Complications – A Guide for Clinics

by | Apr 23, 2021 | MRI

Clinics like yours can be a means to gain access to essential medical care. In particular, you may want to consider brain health as one of your priorities. Aside from being an immediate need in your community, it is also a growing need nationwide as many diagnostic centers perform 30 million  Magnetic Resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Specifically, 6.6 million of them are for the head or brain. With this concerning statistic in mind, consider this guide as your starting point towards learning more about MRI equipment and its applications in brain prognosis and treatment. 

 

How Can MRIs Detect Relevant Data About the Brain for Prognosis?

MRIs use radio waves to develop three-dimensional photos of the brain from various angles. It does this without damaging the head and is significantly helpful in studying brain activity as it manifests more severe issues. For instance, if your patient has a recurring headache, it may be early signs of tumors, mental illness, aneurysms, or blood clotting. Other headache-related complications include hearing prominent sounds during pain, numbness, poor coordination, and a gradual increase in pain threshold due to recent head trauma.   

In terms of clinical workflow, your medical professionals can use MRI scans to provide more comprehensive treatment. You can also refer this data to hospitals if the patient needs to be confined. Of course, you will need your radiologist’s assistance as they relay the relevant information to your patient’s physician. You can also opt for remote or mobile MRI services, wherein you can bring your clinic to bedridden patients. This flexible means allow for immediate prognosis to easily address brain issues and prevent life-treating conditions through early diagnosis. 

 

What Particular Brain Conditions Can an MRI Head Scan Detect? 

Your clinic can detect the following severe conditions in the brain through MRI head scans: 

  • Brain damage and abnormalities

If you are monitoring infant patients, your clinic must do what it can to diagnose and address brain complications, like cerebral palsy, developmental defects, birth deformities in the brain, and damage due to trauma. With an MRI scan, you have a comprehensive outlook on the brain’s structure and how the baby reacts to certain stimuli, giving you the insights you need to form a comprehensive recovery plan.

  • Stroke

As you may already know, strokes happen when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bleeds. In effect, patients often have vision issues, dizziness, physical imbalance, and severe headaches. Fortunately, your clinic can better address this through high-resolution MRI scans to have a brain aneurysm diagnosis and foresee any weak arteries that are highly susceptible to strokes, letting you be more of service to your patients.

  • Tumors and cysts

Usually, you may think that a Computed Tomography (CT) scan is what you should use for tumors and cysts because you may be used to it in your facility. However, take note that you can also opt for MRI scans for clearer pictures on smaller cysts that even the most high-powered CT scanner can use.  You just need to inject a special dye into the brain. 

 

Conclusion 

As you can see, MRIs are excellent diagnostic tools in your clinic since they can benefit your patients with brain-related concerns. Thus, consider getting one or replacing the current model you have if you know it lacks brain-scanning capabilities. Meanwhile, ensure you get in touch with professionals like us to source your equipment and gain reliable support.

We at DirectMed Parts and Services can provide you with reliable MRI technical solutions, replacements, and more. We also have a team of OEM technicians and 24/7 staff ready to meet your needs immediately. With our connections, you can also utilize other high-quality equipment, such as GE MRI Optima 450w and Philips MRI Achieva 3T. Get your preferred medical imaging unit now! 

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