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Lab infrastructure in Chennai
Being a coastal city, Chennai is always struck by seasonal diseases such as chikungunya, viral fever, dengue, etc. But to cope with diseases, it has outstanding and well-established health care facilities. There are around 650 total government and private clinics serving the people of Chennai. Some hospitals have specialty centers like cardiology, cancer care, dental care, etc., in one single hospital. What’s best about the medical facilities of Chennai is that you can find diagnostic centers in hospitals.
Other than that, there are more than 200 diagnostic centers, labs, and pathologies in the city. It helps to provide a timely diagnosis of diseases. The labs have a proper sample collection, processing, and examination system. The availability of advanced machines and the latest technologies make it possible to provide accurate results.
In Chennai, you can book any medical tests or health packages online with the MFine app. You can also choose the lab partners of your choice. MRI scan is an advanced test that you can get in any of the reputed and trusted labs of Chennai. The test is conducted to scan various body parts and detect any prevailing diseases.
Why book an MRI Scan test?
The MRI scan is conducted to evaluate the brain and know the cause of persistent headaches. The test can effectively determine if a shunt is working or not. Not only for the brain, but MRI scans are also conducted to detect abnormalities with the heart, such as blocked vessels or arteries. It can detect tumors in other organs as well.
The MRI scan is conducted for:
- Developmental and structural abnormalities
- Diagnose brain cancer
- Bleeding and swelling
- Inflammatory conditions
- Detect damaged brain tissue or injured skull
- To look for mental illness
- Cyst or infections
MRI Scan is a painless, non-invasive, and safe imaging test. If you detect symptoms such as chronic headaches, dizziness, weakness, blurry vision, or seizures, you should consult your doctor. Your doctor will recommend you the MRI scan test. It uses radio waves or magnetic waves to form dimensional and precise images of the brain. By studying the brain’s anatomy, your radiologists or doctor can detect diseases associated with the brain or spine.
What are all tests included in MRI Scan?
Unlike CT scans and x-rays, the MRI test does not use radioactive radiation. It forms a 3D image of the internal structure that allows the radiologists to examine the structure and functioning of organs, tissue, and bones.
Sometimes the MRI scan is performed using contrast dye. In that case, a test is conducted to examine the kidney’s function and creatinine, and an MRI scan is done to assess various medical conditions.
What preparation is required for MRI Scan?
Usually, in the first trimester of pregnancy, the MRI scan should not be performed; therefore, you should inform your doctor whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are claustrophobic, inform your doctor about that.
You should remove all the pieces of jewelry and electronic devices outside the test arena. It is essential to not panic and stay still during the examination. If you have any implants, pacemakers, vascular stents, you should inform the lab or your radiologist beforehand.
What is the average cost of an MRI Scan in Chennai?
The cost of an MRI scan depends on the city, the lab partner, the specific recommendations made by the physician, and some other factors. The average cost of this test in Chennai is usually between Rs 450 to Rs 500. We highly recommend looking up the actual cost when booking the appointment.
How to book MRI Scan in Chennai?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any discounts running on MFine for MRI scans?
You can avail of up to 50% discount on MFine for MRI scans. This may vary based on your location and the preferred lab partner.
Will I get a report analysis after the test?
Yes, your report analysis will be done by an expert doctor for free on the MFine app.
Are there any packages available on MFine for scans?
Yes, there is the Healthy Heart Package and Complete Pollution Package that you can avail of through MFine. These packages include multiple scans to detect problems or diseases.
Can I reschedule my appointment for the MRI scan test?
Yes, you can easily reschedule the appointment for an MRI scan with the MFine app. Just go to the app, and there is an option to reschedule the appointment.
What is the use of MRI scans?
MRI scan can effectively scan the internal structure of your body and detect the diseases when at the initial stage. It allows doctors to provide you with effective treatment associated with the disorder. IMany severe conditions related to the brain, heart, spine, lung, abdomen, pelvis, etc., can be detected.
How long does an MRI scan take?
MRI scan test takes 30 to 60 minutes to be performed, and if contrast dye is used, the test will take a little longer than that. Therefore, as it is an advanced test, it is obvious to perform.
I am staying in Delhi. Can I book the MRI scan test for my father in Chennai?
Yes, you can book the test for your father staying in Chennai with the MFine app. It is an easy and quick method that allows you to book any medical test online right from your home.
For how long does the contrast dye stay in your body post-MRI Scan?
The contrast dye is usually excreted out of the body within 24 hours. However, if you have any kidney disease, it might take a few days to excrete the contrast from your body. You should inform your doctor beforehand if you suffer from any kidney disorder.
Do I get to go home immediately after an MRI Scan?
Yes, you can immediately go home after the MRI scan. However, if you have any chronic diseases, radiologists may ask you to stay a little longer to ensure no complications.
Can children undergo MRI Scan?
Yes, children and infants can undergo MRI scans. It is a non-invasive and safe test as it does not use radioactive radiation, and there are no side effects associated with the test.
How can you calm yourself before an MRI scan?
It is vital to keep yourself calm and composed during the test. Try meditating and close your eyes. Choose the tune of your liking and distract your mind. If you are claustrophobic, then talk to your doctor.
Can an MRI scan detect tumors in the body?
Yes, MRI scan tests can effectively detect tumors in the brain and several other body organs. It evaluates organs’ complete structure and anatomy to detect any underlying disease.