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Memorial Atasehir Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • 143 bed capacity
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  • Full equipped operations and MRA and CT rooms
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • ISO 9001:2008 and JCI accreditations
  • Has LEED GOLD Certificate
  • 231 patient rooms
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Memorial Antalya Hospital
Antalya, Turkey
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  • Quality health services in the mediterranean
  • 15,000 square meter JCI-accredited health care facility
  • 132 in-patient beds
  • American College of Embryology accredited embryology lab
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Since first opening its doors in 2000
  • 200 bed capacity
  • Pneumatic tube transfer system
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Memorial Ankara Hospital
Ankara, Turkey
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  • 42,000 square meters of closed area
  • Digital Coronary Angiography room
  • Designed as a world-class hospital
  • Has 256-sliced Computerized Tomography (CT) device
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital
Antalya, Turkey
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  • Translation services in over 40 languages
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  • Agreement with 200 domestic and foreign insurance companies
  • Advanced technology devices such as PET / CT
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • Free airport pickup and free VIP transfers
  • Translation services in English, German and more
  • 700 bed capacity
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • JCI Accreditation Certificate
  • Have DBS for Parkinson disease
  • Has 3 Tesla Magnetic MR
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Ersoy Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Give service in 3 diffrent locations
  • Founded in 1989
  • Has ISO 9001:2008
  • Latest surgical techniques
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Neolife Oncology Center
Istanbul, Turkey
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Recommended For MRI Scan

MRI scanner is beneficial in identifying health problems such as:
• Different types of cancer, for example, lung cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, etc. Also, by performing an MRI scan, doctors can identify the type of cancer and its spread.
• Bone problems. 
• Medical conditions related to soft tissue. 
• Prostate diseases. 
• Spinal injuries, including cervical spine MRI and lumbar spine MRI.

Not Recommended For MRI Scan

MRI scan can be performed for many patients, including pregnant women, and children. However, it is not suggested to perform an MRI scan for pregnant women in minor health problems. The procedure is also not recommended for the patients who have metal devices in their bodies, such as pacemakers and shunt for hydrocephalus. In addition, an MRI scan is not suggested for patients who are having chemotherapy treatment as well.

Duration Of Operation

20 to 45 minutes depending on the type of study being performed

Minimum Stay

Outpatient procedure

Overview

MRI scan is short for magnetic resonance imaging. MRI scanners involve powerful magnets and radio waves, which causes to get a detailed image of the one’s organs. By getting a detailed image, doctors can identify the patient’s health problems. There are different kinds of MRI scans, such as MRI scan with contrast and without contrast, in addition to open MRI. In contrast to CT scan, there are no X-rays in the MRI scan procedure.

Preparation

Generally, there is no need for preparation before the MRI scan. However, depending on the case, doctors might want you to fast for several hours or in contrast, it might be recommended to drink a lot of water before the MRI scan. Since the MRI scanners involve powerful magnets, it is important to pay attention to remove all metal objects in your body, including jewelry.

How It Is Performed

During the MRI scan procedure patients lie down. Depending on the purpose of the MRI scan, the body part undergoes the MRI varies. It might be the patient’s head in the cases of MRI brain scan or neck MRI, or it might be the legs for the cases of abdominal MRI and lumbar spine MRI. It is very important to stay still during the MRI scan procedure since movement might affect the results. In some cases, doctors may offer an MRI with contrast to get a clearer image.Contrast is a chemical substance that enters the patient’s body through injection and then spreads with blood. Though, contrast is not necessitated in all the cases of MRI scan procedure.

Recovery

MRI scan is a non-invasive procedure that does not involve anesthesia. Therefore, there is no recovery period of an MRI scan. 

Risks

MRI scan does not involve X-rays or any other type of possibly dangerous radiation. Therefore, there are no risks involved in the procedure. However, as a precaution, it is not recommended for pregnant women to get an MRI scan specifically during the first couple of months of pregnancy. In addition to that, it is also not recommended to have an MRI scan for the patients who have metal implants in their body, such as pacemakers, artificial hearts, etc.

Side Effects

Even though there is wide research, there is no clear data regarding the MRI scan side effects.

Faq

When Should I Undergo an MRI Scan? 
If the patient is suffering from different kinds of health problems such as cancer, spinal injuries, bone injuries, or soft tissue problems, doctors may decide on an MRI scan. The most common types of MRI scans are head MRI, abdominal MRI, and spine MRI that involves cervical spine MRI and lumbar spine MRI.

Why Sometimes Doctors Perform MRI with Contrast? 
Contrast is a chemical substance that is used in order to make patient's some of the body parts more visible, causing a more detailed MRI scan. However, the choice of MRI with contrast depends on a kind of MRI. Doctors may perform brain MRI with contrast but decide for MRI without contrast in other cases. 
CT Scan vs. MRI Scan – What Is the Difference? 
CT scan (or CAT scan) involves X-rays, which, although in low doses, may be potentially hurtful to some patients. Since the MRI scan involves radio waves and magnets, there is no risk for the radiation. However, in some cases, CT scanner might provide more detailed imaging than an MRI scanner. Therefore, your doctor would decide on performing whether CT scan or MRI scan depending on your condition

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.