Taking Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans of your body is usually an easy enough process for any patient as it is conducted in a well-equipped and specialized medical institutions. First, MRS itself is quite a loud machine. So be prepared for that. here is what you should ask for to reduce the load on your ears.
1) The technician should give you the headphones, not the usual ones but those that helicopter pilots wear (with an improved sound-isolation characteristics). You would better ask for those special phones.
2) Some also offer a list of CDs and ask what kind of music a patient likes and want to listen to. If you chose not to have any music - this may appear to be not acceptable. The technician will tell you that you should listen to it anyway because the machine is very very loud.
3) At this point you should ask how listening to music cranked up loud enough to drown out the machine was any better for ears than just listening to the machine itself. The technician will get weird look on her face like this had never occurred to her before. The answer is clear: drowning out one noise with another doesn’t make things any quieter.
4) At any rate, you should not be disappointed about something going wrong. Just try to take your pictures and get them away when you are done.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The MRI image was captured from GE Centricity software running under Windows on VMWare Fusion
This is an example if MRI scanned image if a human brain. This should be treated as a good result for a glioma patient as he as something to hope for: the tumor is quiescent, not growing and the flair is no more evident either. Indeed, in the image above the tumor is just barely visible (lower right quadrant). So, chemo (Avastin) continues…
Flair - the area around the tumor and radiation therapy damage
Hello folks. I've decided to start this blog because I began dealing with MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) quite long ago and had enough time to get familiar with it. It all began when I was seriously injured in a car accident. I head a legs broken, so as the neck and the ribs. These were enough reasons to be afraid to even look at an MRI scan of these body parts. Some other parts were also broken:
- Sternum (only a little)
- Phalanges digiti
- Tibia bone
- Fibula bone
- Pelvis bones
- Humerus bones
- Ulna bone