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MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a popular diagnostic  procedure to detect abnormalities or tumors in the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and liver.
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Anderson Diagnostics MRI Scan in Chennai: Safe And Precise

Anderson Diagnostics is the most affordable diagnostic service provider in India. We use safe and accurate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive, cutting-edge technology that enables detailed visualisation of your body's organs, tissues, and skeletal system. Leveraging the power of magnetic fields and radio waves, it generates highly-detailed, 3D images, offering multiple viewing angles for precise diagnostics. This advanced imaging technique is invaluable for accurately diagnosing numerous health conditions.

Our branches at Poonamallee High Road and Nungambakkam, Chennai have 1.5 Tesla MRI modalities.

Our motto is transparency. We use the best and the latest techniques because accuracy is essential in MRI. It often leads to early detection and complete treatment of the disease.

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We Offer all advanced MRI scan exams

An MRI is a powerful magnet that uses radio waves to create comprehensive pictures of internal organs and soft tissue.
They give a multidimensional view of the body. This enhances a doctor’s ability to diagnose and treat better.
MRI Scans We Cater to at Our Chennai Labs

During the MRI scan

The patient lies down on a table that slides into a large and comfortable tube, open at both ends. Next, radio waves are used to scan the patient’s body.
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During this time, the machine makes tapping, buzzing and banging sounds. This is normal. We offer patients earplugs to dampen the noise.
An examination can take 30 to 60 minutes, based on what part is scanned. The patient may have to lie entirely still in batches of 10 minutes to produce accurate scans.
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In some exams, you may be asked to hold your breath for a brief period. This becomes necessary when breathing or patient motion blurs the images.
An MRI scan is completely painless and thoroughly safe. There is a microphone in the MRI machine. A patient can use it to speak to the technician at any point during the scan.
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How to Prepare for an MRI Scan?

You don’t need any special preparation for an MRI scan in Chennai. With a doctor’s permission, we give a mild sedative or analgesic to patients who have a painful medical condition or a history of claustrophobia.
What to expect during an MRI scan?

At our diagnostic centre, a patient checks in after completing the paperwork. They may be asked to change into a gown. Before the patient enters the MRI room, all metal items are removed. These include:

  • Glasses
  • Watches
  • Hairpins
  • Jewellery
  • Credit Cards
  • Hearing Aids
  • Removable Dental Work
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How Much Does an MRI Scan Cost in Chennai?

Without a doubt, MRIs are the most advanced tools available to diagnose medical conditions. The more powerful the magnetic field strength of the machine, the better it is.

The power of an MRI modality is measured in Tesla units. As one of the best diagnostic service providers in India, our scan centres in Chennai have 1.5T MRI modalities. They offer very high-resolution images, great for quality diagnoses.

The MRI scan cost can range from Rs.3,000 to Rs.15,000 based on what part of the body is scanned.

  • The average cost of a single part such as a neck or spine ranges from Rs.3,000 to Rs.15,000.
  • All contrast MRI scans have an additional charge of Rs.1,000 to Rs.3,000.
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1. Can a pregnant woman have an MRI scan?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI scan is a safe exam. That said, there is no conclusive data that proves MRIs are safe for the woman and the foetus as of yet. For this reason, MRI is not conducted on any pregnant women still in their first trimester, i.e., the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

An MRI can be prescribed if there is a strong medical indication for it. Often an abbreviated MRI exam is performed. This reduces the time in the magnetic field. We recommend consulting your healthcare provider for more specific information.

2. How long is an MRI Scan?

An MRI scan in Chennai can be as short as 15 minutes and as long as 90 minutes. The exact time of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam depends on the type of scan.

We advise talking to the radiologist before your MRI scan to find out how long it will take. Irrespective of the time, every MRI scan is painless and has no side effects.

3. Is an MRI scan risky?

No, an MRI scan is absolutely safe. The examination doesn’t use ionising radiation. It utilises magnetic fields or radio waves. There are no health risks connected to them.

The only precaution necessary during the MRI scan is removing all metal objects. Therefore, people who have metal implants like aneurysm clips, spinal stimulators, or pacemakers need special consideration. Always make the radiologist aware of these before the examination.

4. When do I get my MRI scan results? Who interprets them?

MRI scan results are available within hours of the examination. They are examined by a radiologist. A radiologist is a board-certified and trained physician who uses imaging to diagnose conditions and diseases.

At Anderson Diagnostic, our expert radiologists look at your scan results and provide a detailed report to your primary doctor. In some cases, like a cardiac MRI, the scan is interpreted by a trained cardiologist.

5. Can an MRI show all medical problems?

An MRI scan shows problems with internal organs and soft tissue like muscles. They can be used to diagnose other medical issues depending on which part of the body is scanned. It is not necessary that an MRI detects a problem. Some scans may show everything as perfectly usual.

6. How often can I get an MRI scan?

A patient needs to get an MRI once every two years if they are stable as per clinical and MRI criteria, i.e., no new MRI lesions, symptoms, or relapses, after three years of disease-modifying therapy. An MRI can also be performed when new medical development happens.
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