1. What is a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)? TheMagnetic resonance is a diagnostic imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body, without using ionizing radiation such as x-rays.
2. What does it mean1.5 Tesla? 1.5 Teslas denotes the intensity of the magnetic field used in the equipment. A Tesla is a measure of the strength of the magnetic field. MRIs in hospitals and clinics typically range between 1.5 and 3 Teslas. A magnetic field of 1.5 Tesla guarantees high clarity and resolution images.
3. Siemens Aera Siemens is a leading company in the field of medical technology. Its "Aera" model is one of the1.5 Tesla MRI most prestigious, known for its high performance, patient-friendly design and excellent image quality.
4. Use on the Elbow The elbow is a joint formed by the union of the arm bone (humerus) with the bones of the forearm (radius and ulna). MRI is essential to visualize these structures and the surrounding soft tissues:
Tendinitis: MRI can detect inflammation of the elbow tendons, such as lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) or medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow).
Ligament Injuries: MRI can identify tears or damage to the elbow ligaments, crucial for the stability of the joint.
Fractures: Although x-rays are the first line of diagnosis, MRI can help visualize undetected fractures or associated complications.
Olecranon Bursitis: It refers to the inflammation of the bursa at the tip of the elbow. The MRI may show signs of inflammation and fluid buildup.
With the 1.5 Tesla capability of the Siemens Aera, detailed, sharp images of the elbow are obtained, facilitating accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
5. Advantages for the patient Designopen Aera is beneficialfor patients, offering a more comfortable experience during the study, especially if there is pain or limitation in elbow movement. Additionally, the technology reduces noise, providing a more pleasant experience.