Department of Magnetic-Resonance Imaging

Head of the department - Ketevan Lashkhi.

 

The Department of Magnetic- Resonance Imaging is equipped with 6 magnetic resonance tomographs of SIEMENS:

 

  • Magnetom Vida, Magnetom Skyra and Magnetom Verio (3T);
  • Magnetom Aera and Magnetom Avanto Fit (1.5 T);
  • Magnetom C (0.35 T).

 

 

These tomographs are distinguished by high image quality. They are equipped with complete software (neurological, angiological, cardiological, oncological, orthopedic, abdominal and pelvic, pediatric).

  The following features make the tomographs of our Medical Center exclusive:

  • the latest generation software equipment makes it possible to asses structural and functional changes as well;
  • special pediatric software equipment gives the possibility to conduct spectroscopy, tractorography, LiverLab;
  • The widest and shortest tunnels in the region, with the Tunnel Mood Light lighting, which

provides comfort for claustrophobic patients. during the examination;  

  • SyngoVia 2018 working platform with the latest 4G, Dot, Tim, GO functions;
  • Ability to examine heavy weight patients;
  • Ability to conduct whole body and breast studies.

 

If necessary, it is possible to conduct examination with sedation. The Anesthesiology Service provides sedation to both adult and pediatric patients during the exams.

Examination of the whole body is carried out using non-contrast and contrast regimes; when a pathological focus is detected, additional examination of the local area is performed.

The Department of Magnetic- Resonance Imaging conducts:

 

  • Structural examination of the brain, including sublimation, which greatly increases the probability of any small lesions;
  • Magnetic resonance angiography of the main blood vessels of brain and neck - this method is a non-invasive alternative to the usual X-ray examination;
  • Functional examinations of the brain to study the higher nervous functions, localization of the cortical centers, study of speech, vision of movement, memory. These methods help us in the pre-surgical examination of patients in order to avoid damage to this or that important focal area during surgical intervention, early diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction is possible by this study;
  • White matter tractography of the brain - the study of the integrity, direction, and connections of white matter fibers, determining the relationship of pathological foci to functionally important tracts;
  • Predicting the outcome of the disease based on the study of the degree of white matter damage, perfusion and diffusion examination of the brain, detection of ischemic damage in the acute stage, differentiation of the nature of tumor formations;
  • Fundamental research in the field of neuroscience - functional study of memory, fractographic exams of the brain;
  • Examination of abdominal organs: liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands and kidneys, non-contrast magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, dynamic renal examination and magnetic resonance angiography;
  • Magnetic resonance imaging of small pelvic diseases;
  • Magnetic resonance imaging of structural and functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system;
  • Magnetic resonance imaging of pediatric patients.

It is noteworthy that the first magnetic resonance imaging direction in the region was implemented in 1994 at our Medical Center by Academician Fridon Todua.

 

Experienced doctors working in the Department regularly participate and lead sections at congresses of the European and American Association of Radiology, lead directions in international radiological clinical trials, regularly publish articles in various international scientific publications. The high professionalism and worm attitude of each of them towards the patients is noteworthy as well.

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