Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging has proven to be of great clinical value in the assessment of central nervous system disorders, musculoskeletal diseases, hepatic lesions, heart and great vessel disorders, pelvic masses and masses in the adrenals and kidneys. Through its clinical research, the U-M Health System has taken a leadership role in establishing new MRI techniques that distinguish benign from malignant tumors in the kidney, liver and adrenal glands as well as MR angiography and MR cholangiopancreatography. MRI is the modality of choice for brain and spinal cord imaging. It is particularly useful in the detection and evaluation of demyelinating diseases and in the early detection of diseases of the posterior cranial fossa, such as cerebellopontine angle tumors and abnormalities in the region of the foramen magnum. Magnetic resonance also has many advantages in the evaluation of a variety of lesions of the head and neck, including the orbits, paranasal sinuses, skull base and soft tissues of the neck. The Medical Center's extensive experience in MRI helps to ensure that this modality is used judiciously, thereby limiting costly hospitalizations, surgical interventions and redundant diagnostic imaging studies.
Appointment Number: 734-936-4500
East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center
4260 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5796
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