- MRI is primary diagnostic tool in several clinical areas such as neurology and orthopedics.
- MRI is uniquely flexible and dynamic.
- MRI does not require exposure of the subject to ionizing radiation and hence is considered safe.
- MRI provides more information than other imaging techniques because MR signals are sensitive to several tissue parameters.
- The magnets in use today in MRI machines are in the range of 0.5 T to 2 T.
- Today, an estimated 600 Lakhs MRI scans are performed annually to visualize patient’s internal structures and diagnose a number of conditions including tumors, stroke damage, heart and brain diseases and back problems.
Reference: Matthew N. O. Sadiku, “Principles of Electromagnetics”, OXFORD University Press.