How is an fMRI different than a typical MRI?

How is an fMRI different than a typical MRI?

It’s important that you get the right fit for your healthcare needs and preferences. When you’re living in the fog of depression or any other mental disorder, finding care can be overwhelming. There are doctors, clinics, offices, and centers all over the country that offer TMS Therapy.  Why choose us?

We understand your struggles. Our compassionate team is here to help you on your journey to wellness.

MRI for Medical Use

An important part of our specialized treatment program is using fMRI imaging to guide TMS Therapy. So, let’s talk about functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a method of forming pictures of the organs in your body using magnetic fields and radio waves. These waves are then displayed using a computer.

Additionally, in the medical field, professionals also rely on CT scans and x-rays which use ionizing radiation. This method can be damaging. MRI technology uses magnetic fields and radio waves. This is especially useful for visualizing soft tissue like blood vessels, the brain, the spinal cord, discs, etc.

fMRI for Personalized Care

Now, whereas MRI specializes in displaying structures, fMRI specializes in showing function, and the way the fMRI does it is by identifying brain electrical and blood flow. This is an important measurement when it comes to brain disorders. This method measures minor changes in blood flow that occur with brain activity, at a remarkably high spatial resolution (mm resolution).

An fMRI may also be used to examine the brain’s functional anatomy. This can help evaluate the effects of a stroke or other diseases and guide brain treatment. An fMRI will detect abnormalities within the brain that cannot be found with other imaging techniques.

The use of fMRI in our practice helps provide advanced care, a step above the rest! It’s an innovative, noninvasive tool that allows us to learn more about each patient’s brain health.

Brain disorders aren’t a one-size-fits-all treatment.

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