To assess the stage of the illness, the severity, the extent of damage, patients with a suspicion of any of the illnesses, such as cancer, are referred to many examinations including ultrasound, X-ray, computed tomography etc. It is expensive, long and exhausting.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a lot of information about the illness after just one examination. With magnetic resonance imaging it is possible to examine bones and joints, muscles, spine and spinal cord, the brain, blood vessels, neck and other soft tissue.
If it is needed to make a pathology diagnosis and so far no examination on the given part of the body has been performed, then an effective method to diagnose an illness at its’ early stages is magnetic resonance imaging screening.
Magnetic resonance imaging method provides considerably more information than X-ray, ultrasound and computed tomography. With the help of electromagnetic fields and radio frequency wave impulses high quality images of various organs and part of the body can be produced, this allows to diagnose the illness accurately.
Magnetic resonance imaging quality depends on two basic components – machines on which the examination is carried out and the doctor who describes the examination. It is important that invasive radiologists performing the descriptions specialize in certain examinations.
In clinic DiaMed descriptions are done by the best radiologists in Latvia, trusted by both patients and doctors: professor Kārlis Kupčs (blood vessels), dr. Sarmīte Dzelzīte (head examinations and soft tissue), dr. Ingūna Bridāne (joints), dr. Evija Olmane (abdominal examinations, head and spinal examinations), dr. Uldis Raits (head and spinal examinations), dr. Justīne Deičmane (joints), dr. Jolanta Rozentāle (head and spinal examinations), dr. Ingūna Otisone (head and spinal examinations).
The treating doctor refers the patient to magnetic resonance imaging procedure. The specialist, who performs the examination, will tell the patient about the examination procedure and provide guidance on the activities carried out during the procedure. There are roaring sounds in the room, but the effect of the magnetic field cannot be felt.
This method is not suitable for young children and patients, who feel severe pain, as during the examination it is needed to keep calm. Similarly, it is not suitable for patients with claustrophobia, in this case the doctor should be informed.
Magnetic resonance imaging should not be performed on people with pacemakers, nerve stimulators, inner ear implants, aneurysm clips in the brain, other metallic foreign objects. No metal objects in the room of magnetic resonance imaging procedure!
The examination lasts on average 20 – 60 minutes, the results can be obtained immediately after the examination, the description of the examination can be obtained within one working day. The patient personally agrees on how the results will be received at the clinics reception.
Treating doctor refers to magnetic resonance imaging. Our clinic provides full medical care ranging from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. You can do it all – receive a referral to an examination and get examined, receive a qualified consultation about the diagnostics and treatment of your disease – in just one place, in our clinic, from our experts.
If the patient has a general practitioner referral to an examination and the general practitioner has a contract with the National Health Service, the examinations are paid by the National Health Service
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