Technical Terms - Well Explained
- Magnetic Resonance Tomography
Contrary to Computer tomography, Magnetic Resonance Tomography does not work with radiation but uses a magnetic field. The examination entails relatively loud noise so that the patient usually wears earphones and listens to music. The diagnosis focuses on the imaging of the soft parts, such as spinal disks, cartilage, nerves or scar tissue.
In addition to diagnostics, Magnetic Resonance Tomography is used in cases with the same indications as Computer tomography, albeit with innovative needles, which, due to the strong magnetic field, are made of non-metallic carbon fibers, to prevent the images from showing a distorted representation. This examination is comparatively complicated and expensive.