MRI Brain With Diffusion Studies
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What is MRI Brain With Diffusion Studies?
An MRI brain with diffusion studies creates a picture of the central nervous system which comprises of the grey and white matter of your brain along with surrounding soft tissues. The images captured during the MRI scan can be stored on an electronic device which is further printed on a film. The MRI scan is radiationless test which uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear 3D multiple images. The whole MRI scan procedure takes about 40-60 minutes.
Why is MRI Brain With Diffusion Studies done?
- To distinguish between the brain tumors and intracranial infections
- To detect any infection in the brain and CSF (cerebro spinal fluid) region like meningitis, hydrocephalus, encephalitis
- To find out any congenital cranial nerve blockage or under developed brain structures from the childhood.
- To diagnose vascular brain strokes and edema due to accidental injury or trauma.
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