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What is a Head MRI Scan?
An MRI scan of any part of the head such as the brain or neck is a Head MRI scan. It helps in diagnosing any ailments related to the nervous system or preventing further damage after a serious injury to any one of these parts.
The Cost of a Head MRI
A typical MRI scan of the head would cost you Rs. 8,000. This price reflects the work put into research and development. Further more the new techniques in imaging and the hike in salary of doctors contribute to the high price. This seems unfair because a simple scan like a MRI Scan burns a hole in wallet. You'll be making a wise decision by calling Best Medical Savings ™ to claim the discount that awaits you.
MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging
An MRI machine looks like a doughnut. It works on the principle of magnets that align your body molecules in a particular way to produce an image. This method is advantages because doctors can spot abnormal signs that come with disease.
Preparation for a Head MRI
You do not need to change your diet for this scan. There are a few things which can do you harm because of the magnets in the MRI Scanner, they are:
Once the radiologist clears you for the scan, you will have to change into lab scrubs and mount the slider of the MRI Scanner. You will be strapped on to the slider by your arms, legs and chest. Then for a special transparent mould will be placed over your head to secure it. You will be provided with a panic button which you can push if you ever feel the need to come out of the MRI scanner.
Time taken for a MRI Head Scan
The complete procedure takes up to 30 minutes. But the scan itself will take about 15 minutes. Since it is a head MRI scan you need not wait any longer than 15 minutes at the most. You will be required to stay still during the scan to obtain high quality images.
How does the Radiologist conduct the Head MRI Scan?
Once your doctor has referred you to a radiologist, give us a call and we'll make sure you pay less for the Head MRI Scan. Once you get there, the radiologist will ask you to fill out a questionnaire involving your medical history. Then the radiologist will ask a few questions and make you understand the procedure. Once you are prepared for the scan, you will be sent into the hollow zone of the MRI scanner and that's it. A few more minutes and you're scan is ready. Once you are done with the scan the radiologist will usher you out of the scan room to redress and keep your scan ready in the meantime. The radiologist will examine the scans and consult the respective doctor. The result of your scan will be ready depending on the availability of doctors.
Risks Involved with a Head MRI Scan
MRI Scans are not advised in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It is advised that patients with chronic renal failure undergo Head MRI Scans without any contrast medium. Other than these two risks there are practically no known negative side effects from a MRI Scan.
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