MRI Brain & Orbits
What is MRI Brain & Orbits?
The brain bones (cranium), veins/arteries (grey/white matter), cranial nerves, ophthalmic artery, and surrounding soft tissues are all seen in an MRI of the brain and orbits. The MRI scan is a non-radioactive diagnostic that creates comprehensive and crisp 3D multiple pictures of the brain and orbital area using powerful magnetic and radio waves. It takes roughly 40-60 minutes to complete an MRI scan.
The MRI can be used to diagnose double vision, loss of vision, inflammation of the blood vessels in the eyes, detect the existence of a stroke, brain tumour, or brain haemorrhage, and detect the start of seizures, persistent headaches, and other conditions. There has been no known adverse effect of the test because no contrast material is used.
Why is MRI Brain & Orbits done?
- To find out the damaged area of the soft tissues (e.g. ligaments, cartilages, tendons, muscles) of the brain specially opthalmic arteries.
- To diagnose of double vision, loss of vision, abnormal bulging of the eyes (proptosis), inflammation of blood vessels of eyes (vasculitis).
- To detect presence of the stroke, aneurysm (bulge in the brain blood vessels), brain tumor and brain haemorrhage.
- To find out the brain diseases like seizures, chronic headaches and acoustic neuroma (vestibular) and multiple sclerosis (chronic nerve cell damage) condition.