MRI Face & Neck
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What is MRI Face & Neck?
The Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan test uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear 3D images. It is a radiation less test which creates images of the bones and soft tissues of face and neck. These images can be stored on an electronic device which can be printed on a film. The complete procedure takes about 40-60 minutes.
Why is MRI Face & Neck done?
- To diagnose the cause for regualr pain, stiffness, weakness or numbness in the cervical spine/neck
- To find out the birth defects of the spine due to accident, injury/trauma to the cervical spine, osteomyelitis (bone infection)
- To detect high level of scoliosis (sideway curve of the spine), multiple sclerosis (damaged mylein sheath cover of the spinal cord and brain nerves)
- To trace the tumors, abnormal growth or lumps in the cervical spine, salivary gland tumor, face cancer, orbital cancer