Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is primarily a medical imaging technique most commonly used in radiology to visualize the internal structure and function of the body. MRI provides much greater contrast between the different soft tissues of the body than computed tomography (CT) does, making it especially useful in neurological (brain), musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and oncological (cancer) imaging. Unlike CT, it uses no ionizing radiation, but uses a powerful magnetic field to align the nuclear magnetization of (usually) hydrogen atoms in water in the body. Radio frequency (RF) fields are used to systematically alter the alignment of this magnetization, causing the hydrogen nuclei to produce a rotating magnetic field detectable by the scanner. This signal can be manipulated by additional magnetic fields to build up enough information to construct an image of the body.

MRI is used to image every part of the body, and is particularly useful for neurological conditions, for disorders of the muscles and joints, for evaluating tumors, and for showing abnormalities in the heart and blood vessels.

 

More about magnetic resonance in Latvian: www.mfd.lv/post/571 or in Russian:www.mfd.lv/ru/post/571

 

Diagnostic radiologists: Elizabete Kadakovska, Juris Novozilovs, Alla Reimate, Romans Bukbardis, Ieva Brivniece, dr.med. Arturs Balodis, Uldis Raits, dr.med. Ilze Apine, Olga Krivica, Andris Finks, Jana Solska

 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is available at the following MFD Outpatient hospitals:

MFD Outpatient hospital "Dziednieciba"

MFD Outpatient hospital "Pardaugava"

MFD Outpatient hospital "Ilguciems"

 

Magnetic resonance imaging types and prices from 1 march:


Price EUR

Head and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast (one part)

164.00

MRI for soft tissues of the neck without contrast

164.00

Chest organ MRI without contrast

197.00

Abdominal organs (one part) or pelvic organs (one part) MRI without contrast

164.00

Bile duct and gall bladder MRI without contrast

164.00

Spine and spinal cord MRI without contrast

164.00

Bone – joint (one joint) systems MRI without contrast (one part)

175.00

MR angiography without contrast

186.00

MR functional examinations with additional sequences (perfusion examination)

186.00

MRI mammography

175.00

MRI arthrography

186.00

Additional charge for i/v contrast agent

102.00 - 200.00

Whole-body magnetic resonance (MR Total Body)

659.00

Total spine magnetic resonance (MR Total Spine)

402.00

Cardiac (heart) MR without contrast

263.00

MR enterography without contrast

242.00

MR defecography

283.00