Users' questions

What is an axial view of the brain?

What is an axial view of the brain?

Axial—otherwise known as transverse, or horizontal—planes are oriented perpendicularly to the body, dividing the body into upper (i.e. superior) and lower (i.e. inferior) sections. An axial slice through the approximate middle of the body would place the head, shoulders, upper torso, etc.

What is axial MRI view?

Dillon describes how radiologists read images. The different planes that Radiologists use are axial (divides the body into top and bottom halves), coronal (perpendicular), and sagittal (midline of the body). Radiologists call images that are axial or coronal view differently as they reverse left and right.

What do they look for in a brain MRI?

MRI can detect a variety of conditions of the brain such as cysts, tumors, bleeding, swelling, developmental and structural abnormalities, infections, inflammatory conditions, or problems with the blood vessels. It can determine if a shunt is working and detect damage to the brain caused by an injury or a stroke.

What is an abnormal MRI brain scan?

In the simplest terms, an abnormal brain MRI means that the scan does not show a healthy brain. The scanned image may show structural damages that may indicate injury but also lesions, inflammation, swelling, and bleeding.

Is there a free brain cross sectional anatomy tool?

This MRI brain cross sectional anatomy tool is absolutely free to use. Use the mouse scroll wheel to move the images up and down alternatively use the tiny arrows (>>) on both side of the image to move the images.

How does a brain scan help with addiction?

SPECT brain scans improve treatment in a number of ways, including: Show evidence of trauma, exposure to toxins like chemotherapy, or infections like Lyme disease SPECT can be very powerful in treating people with addictions because it: Decreases stigma (helping you see that the problem is medical not moral)

How does Amen clinic use brain imaging technology?

Unlike traditional psychiatry, which rarely looks at the brain, Amen Clinics uses brain imaging technology to identify your specific brain type, so we are able to tailor a targeted treatment plan to enhance your quality of life.

What kind of scans are used to diagnose brain disorders?

Your physician will notify you of this prior to the procedure. Other related procedures that may be used to diagnose brain disorders include X-rays , magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain , positron emission tomography (PET) scan of the brain , and cerebral arteriogram .