Scans and Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) and CT Scans
Can be used in many ways to provide a visual views of body to understand injury or some imbalance in the body.
MRI uses magnetic imaging techniques to visualise internal structures of the body in detail. MRI provides good contrast between the different soft tissues of the body, which makes it especially useful in imaging the brain, muscles, the heart, and does not use ionizing radiation.
A CT scan stands for Computed Tomography scan. It is also known as a CAT (Computer Axial Tomography) scan. It is a medical imaging method that employs tomography which is the process of generating a two-dimensional image of a slice.
There is little preparation for MRI or CAT save the time it takes for the MRI to be completed. Patients who do not like confined spaces may want to discuss MRI with their doctor so that a more comfortable way MRI can be found.