MRI scans are among the most advanced and reliable diagnostic tools in modern medicine. They use strong magnetic fields, radio waves, and computer technology to create detailed images of the body's internal structures. At LifeCare Hospitals, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art MRI scan services in Bungoma, Migori, Kikuyu, Meru, and Eldoret.
Our centres are equipped with cutting-edge technology and staffed by highly trained medical professionals who are committed to delivering the highest level of patient care. Whether you need an MRI scan for a specific medical condition or as part of routine health screening, we are here to help.
What is the relevance of MRI?
MRI helps to diagnose problems inside the body non-invasively.
The doctor can use the images from MRI to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system as the images are high-resolution. It helps to identify many diseases that are impossible to diagnose through physical examinations or blood tests MRI scans various body parts and organs
How MRI Scans Work?
MRI scans use a combination of strong magnetic fields, radio waves, and computer technology to create detailed images of internal structures. During an MRI scan, you will lie on a table that slides into a tunnel-like machine. The machine uses a strong magnetic field to align the hydrogen atoms in your body. Radio waves are then used to stimulate the hydrogen atoms, causing them to emit signals that are picked up by the machine's sensors.
The machine then uses this information to create detailed images of your internal structures. The entire process is painless and usually takes between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the area of the body being scanned.
What to Expect During Your MRI Scan Appointment?
Before your MRI scan appointment, you will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire to ensure that the scan is safe for you. You will also be asked to remove any metal objects, such as jewellery and watches, as these can interfere with the magnetic field.
During the scan, you will lie on a table that slides into a tunnel-like machine. You will need to remain still during the scan to ensure that the images are clear and accurate. The machine can be quite loud, so you will be given earplugs or headphones to wear.
If you are claustrophobic or anxious about the scan, you can speak to your doctor about the possibility of taking a sedative before the appointment. This can help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during the scan.
Benefits of MRI Scans
MRI scans offer several advantages over other imaging techniques, such as X-rays and CT scans. Some of the benefits of MRI scans include:
Detailed images: MRI scans provide highly detailed images of internal structures, such as soft tissues, organs, and bones. This allows doctors to detect and diagnose a wide range of medical conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and neurological disorders.
Non-invasive: Unlike other imaging techniques, such as X-rays and CT scans, MRI scans do not use ionizing radiation. Instead, they use strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create images. This makes MRI scans safer and less invasive than other imaging techniques.
Versatile: MRI scans can be used to diagnose a wide range of medical conditions, from brain tumors to joint injuries. They can also be used to monitor the progression of certain medical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
MRI scans are generally safe for most people. However, if you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease or a pacemaker, MRI scans may not be recommended. It is important to discuss any medical conditions or concerns with your doctor before scheduling an MRI scan.
MRI scans are generally painless. However, some people may experience discomfort from lying still for an extended period of time or from the noise of the machine. If you experience discomfort or anxiety during the scan, you can speak to your doctor about the possibility of taking a sedative.
Why choose us?
Safe Care: Delivering health care which minimizes risks and harm to service users.
Reliable Care: Ability to successfully provide safe and person-centered care repeatedly. That we are effective, efficient and accessible/timely.
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of care and judges of quality. That we are equitable and patient-centered in service delivery.