It’s an increasingly common question to ask physicians who are preparing to deliver an MRI.
How soon should I be in the scanner?
How much should I wear?
Should I wear a mask?
Should the person I’m delivering the MRI be wearing protective equipment?
The answers to these questions can be overwhelming and often require an expert to help guide you through the process.
But Dr. Andrew Andrews, a cardiologist at the University of Toronto and director of the Cardiac Care and Management Institute, believes there are simple ways to take control of your MRI.
Andrews explains that he and his team have developed a device that can be attached to the arm of a patient and that can detect whether a patient is having an MRI in the MRI scanner.
Andrews says he and the device team are using it to deliver the imaging in the U.S. and Canada.
“We’re testing it in a clinical setting for the U: Canada and the U-S.,” Andrews said.
“It’s just a great way to monitor the heart, monitor blood flow and monitor the flow of the brain,” Andrews added.
In this case, the device is called a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) System.
Andrews explained the device was designed to measure the flow in the blood vessels of the patient’s arm as they move and the flow with the blood coming out of the body.
“The flow in your arm is a measure of blood flow in this blood vessel and that’s a measure that we can use in our MRI machine to measure that blood flow,” Andrews said, adding that it’s a measurement that can help determine whether the blood flow is normal or abnormal.
Andrews said his team also recently developed a similar device for delivering MRI in hospitals in the United States.
The machine uses a small magnetic sensor to measure blood flow through the arm.
Andrews uses a magnetic field that moves through the body to measure a person’s blood flow as they are moving.
The sensor has a magnetic core and a magnet that moves into the core.
Andrews believes the MRI machine can be more reliable than the existing methods of measuring blood flow, but he says he’s not satisfied with the technology.
“In this particular case, I’m not satisfied,” Andrews explained.
“There’s always the possibility that there’s some error that’s going to occur.
And the more accurate the measurement is, the less error is going to be there.
But we’re not going to go down the path of accuracy with the accuracy of the MRI device.
That’s not what we’re looking at.”
Andrews said that with the new MRI machine, the accuracy will be improved.
He says that the device can detect the patient was having an ultrasound.
“That means we can have the right ultrasound wave in the right waveband, which is a good signal for an MRI machine,” Andrews noted.
Andrews added that he believes the device could detect the ultrasound wave is causing problems with the MRI.
He added that it would be difficult to tell if a person was having the MRI because it might not register.
“But if it does, then we can give them an MRI and the MRI will tell us that,” Andrews stated.
Andrews also said the MRI can detect blood loss.
Andrews noted that MRI scans are sensitive to the number of particles in the bloodstream, so if a patient’s blood is leaking out, the MRI scan will detect it.
Andrews told The Associated Press he believes that MRI scanning technology has the potential to be used in the future for patients who are at high risk for heart failure.
“That’s something that’s not being considered at the moment,” Andrews told the AP.
“I think it’s going into the future because the technology is advancing so quickly and it’s something we need to take a look at,” Andrews concluded.
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