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How mobile ct/mri scannings work
A CT scan, or computer tomography scan, uses x-rays as a means to create detailed pictures of the body and the structures within. The doctors will use these types of scans to look at various areas of the body including the chest and brain to learn more about a patient. In many cases, they are used to check on whether a procedure was successful. They can also be used to guide needles into the body for a tissue biopsy.
An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a test that makes use of the magnetic field and radio wave pulses to create images of internal organs and other structures of the body. The MRI has the potential to provide healthcare providers with a wealth of information that would not have been available with a CT scan or an x-ray. The MRI could be done on the head, chest, blood vessels, abdomen, bones, joints, and spine. The doctors can find a range of issues and the underlying cause of a patient’s problems, thus providing better treatment for that patient.
About mobile ct/mri scannings
When most people think about CT scans and MRI scans, they imagine a full room in a clinic or hospital devoted to the machine and the scanning, as well as a control room. This is a very fair assessment, as this is typically how they work. Most do not think that there could possibly be a mobile option for CT and MRI scanning, but it is possible. These mobile platforms are often rented on a monthly basis.
Mobile CT/MRI Scanning Manufacturers
Some of the manufacturers that are making these mobile CT and MRI scanning equipment today include GE and Siemens. These devices can prove to be quite useful for many clinics to help patients who have a range of problems and issues.