MRI Scan

MRI Scan or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a radio imaging diagnostic procedure to create detailed images of soft organs and tissues within the body. The detailed MRI image helps doctors examine the issues associated with internal organs, blood vessels, muscles, joints, cartilage, tendons tumors, areas of infection etc. and make an accurate diagnosis. MRI is also known as MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography).The MRI Scanner or machine uses a powerful magnet and radio waves linked to a computer to create remarkably clear and detailed cross sectional images of the body. Atulaya Healthcare one of the best MRI Imaging Center of North India, offers 1.5 Tesla MRI Scan at highly affordable and genuine rates, keeping in mind NABH guidelines and image quality. Our MRI Scan cost is priced to ensure that every individual can afford an MRI Test as and when required. 

For availing best MRI Scan service in Chandigarh, Punjab (Ludhiana, & Muktsar) Jammu & Delhi, just remember us.

All questions related to MRI Scan Service

At Atulaya Healthcare we have high field strength, Siemens 1.5 Tesla MRI. It is known to be one of the most comfortable MRI scanners and has exceptional image quality.

The salient features of 1.5 T MRI are:

  • Extra-large circumference to accommodate people of all size
  • Wide bore & short tunnel to minimize claustrophobia
  • Many of the MRI Tests can be done with the head outside the equipment
  • Has ultra-light weight coils
  • Can perform head to toe scanning at one go. So, an ideal equipment for Full Body MRI Scan
  • Its Espree Software provides sharper and better image quality
  • Also, this is the only MRI machine in the region equipped with dedicated breast coils to enable a much better diagnostic accuracy for patients

For most of the MRI Tests, you can stick with your normal, everyday routine. So, no special preparation is needed. You can eat and drink your usual diet, work, or play sports (unless you have an injury!) – and take any prescribed medications.

However, there may be some circumstances in which you’ll be given specific instructions to follow before the exam. These will be given to you by your doctor, or by his/her representative.

MRI machines create a strong magnetic field around them, so all iron and steel objects are pulled towards it. To avoid all adverse actions – Remove all Metallic objects before entering the MRI room. Also, let your doctor know if you have any of the following objects implanted in your body.

  • A pacemaker
  • Aneurysm clips
  • Cochlear implants
  • A neuro-stimulator (Tens-unit)
  • Metal implants
  • Steel surgical staples or clips
  • An implanted drug infusion device
  • Any implant made partially or wholly of iron or steel
  • Also, if you’re pregnant, let the doctor know
  • Also please don’t bring any of the following items into the MRI Scan room:
    • Coins
    • Jewelry
    • Watches
    • Keys
    • Dentures or partial plates
    • Hearing aids
    • Credit & Debit Cards
It is completely your choice. If you bring them along, they will likely have to wait in a waiting room while your MRI procedure is being done. Also remember, while you’re undertaking your scan, you can communicate with the technologist at any time through an inbuilt intercom system.

To begin MRI Scan, you will be made to lie down on the scan table and your position will be adjusted by the MRI Technician. Then, when the machine starts to work, you’ll hear some loud knocking sounds. These sounds will occur whenever the MRI images are being taken. Think of them as the clicks a very large camera would make when taking pictures!

At Atulaya Healthcare MRI Scan Center we provide headphones with music to help block out the knocking sounds.

Please note, although an MRI scan procedure can be noisy, it is completely painless. The only thing you must do is HOLD STILL. When you take a picture with a camera, your subject must keep still or the picture will come out blurry. It’s the same with an MRI machine. If you move, the MRI scan might be out of focus – and you may have to repeat the whole MRI Procedure.

Also, if required, you may be injected with a solution called a contrast agent. MRI Contrast images allows the radiologist to see the specific part more clearly. These MRI contrast agents typically have few or no side effects, and the injection likely will just feel like a slight pinch. You may be asked to give your consent to this injection, at which time a more detailed explanation about the contrast agent will be given to you by the radiologist, or his/her MRI representative.

The MRI  scan procedure usually takes anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour. After that, a Radiologist reviews the images and decides whether any more images are required for the diagnosis or the procedure is complete.
No, you will not experience any side effects after the MRI exam and can continue with your routine activities. In case you feel restless or any other effect, please inform the representative in our facility.

MRI Scan is more advanced technology compared to CT Scan and X- Ray. It does not use potentially harmful ionizing radiation like CT scans and X-rays.

An MRI image provides more detailed information of internal body structure like the brain, reproductive system, skeletal system etc. and is used when X-ray and CT are not effective to diagnose the underlying issues in the body.