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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is used by doctors to determine the magnitude of some head injuries and injuries related to the nervous system. The test involves scanning the patient with the help of radio waves created by a varying magnetic field to obtain clear sectional images of the body.

The MRI is a non invasive and painless procedure. The whole procedure usually lasts for about an hour and the duration may increase depending on the number of parts being scanned. The test involves the patient lying down on a table that can slide in and out of a long cylindrical tube which is the MRI machine. The only thing that you might feel during the test is a sound because of the magnets being constantly switched on and off.


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                    Featured Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Providers Abroad


                    Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre

                    Klang, Malaysia


                    Languages: English

                    Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre (SKSMC) is the flagship tertiary private medical centre in Klang, Malaysia.

                    Commissioned in September 1999, under the management by Southern Medicare ...

                    Hospital Punta Pacifica

                    Panama City, Panama


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Spanish

                    Hospital Punta Pacifica is the first in Latin America and the Caribbean to be affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Doctors and surgeons are leaders in their respective specialties, th...

                    BNH Hospital

                    Bangkok, Thailand


                    Accreditation: JCI, HA

                    Languages: Thai, English

                    Over 100 years of medical experience caring for Thais and expatriates. The BNH hospital, formerly known as the Bangkok Nursing Home Hospital, was established originally to provide nursing care for exp...

                    Cathay General Hospital

                    Taipei, Taiwan


                    Accreditation: ISO 9001

                    Languages: English, Chinese

                    Cathay General Hospital is a medical center conveniently located in the center of Taipei, serving the community and people of northern Taiwan with quality healthcare over 30 years. Relying on our stro...

                    St. Luke's International Hospital

                    Tokyo, Japan


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Russian, Tagalog, Portuguese

                    St. Luke's International Hospital began in 1902 as a small clinic in Tsukiji, Tokyo, founded by Rudolph Bolling Teusler, a missionary doctor sent by the American Episcopal Church. It has since grown i...
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