What is MRI Orbits?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging the brain is a painless process that requires little to no preparation before the testing. It uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the brain and brainstem. The MRI can detect a variety of conditions such as tumours, cysts, infections, swellings, etc. It can detect any effects caused by a stroke or an injury.
The MRI can help find causes for persistent headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, etc. it can even help detect diseases of the nervous system like multiple sclerosis. In some cases, when a CT scan or X-ray can’t provide clear images, the MRI is necessary and is very valuable in identifying problems and diseases in the brain.
Why is MRI Orbits done?
- To diagnose vision loss due to presence of optic nerve glioma (brain tumor which originates from optic nerve)
- To detect vascular (blood vessels) lesions formation of the orbit, fracture of orbital bone
- To find out optic nerve neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve), migraine (tension-type headache), periorbital cellulitis (inflammation/infection of the eyelid).