Technical Terms - Well Explained
- Magnetic Resonance Tomography
Contrary to CT, MRT 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, MRT is used in cases with the same indications as CT, 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.