In the Diagnostic Center, the first in the region specialized open magnetic resonance tomograph
The technical park of the clinical diagnostic center was replenished with unique equipment. The first Russian magnetic resonance tomograph of the open type, intended for obtaining images of joints, soft tissues and bones of extremities, was put into operation. High resolution capabilities lead to a qualitatively new level of diagnosis for both inflammatory and degenerative joint diseases, early manifestations of inflammatory changes (arthritis, synovitis), joint trauma, bone marrow.
Natalia Orlova, head physician of the Clinical Diagnostic Center, said: "Patients with rheumatological diseases are getting more and more each year, our task is to provide high-quality and high-precision diagnostics, so acquiring a highly specialized magnetic resonance tomograph is very important and will be of great help in diagnosing and treatment of patients ".
The main advantages of the device are the high quality of the resulting image, which makes it possible to visualize the smallest joints of the hand, the foot, which is not visible in other types of studies. Due to the construction of an open type and a comfortable environment for the patient during the study, the tomograph is suitable for people with a fear of confined space. Absence of radiation load during scanning makes the examination safe for the patient. And the possibility of free access to the patient during the study makes it possible to carry out MRI for children (the mother may be near).
"MRI of joints is the most informative method of research in the diagnosis of diseases such as arthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, the diagnosis of inflammatory processes, damage to internal structures of joints and injuries. If the X-ray allows you to evaluate the bone structure but does not visualize the soft tissue, the MRI gives the doctor a complete picture of the joints, which is very important and valuable for determining the correct treatment tactics, "said Evgenia Dobrovolskaya, a rheumatologist at the Clinical Diagnostic Center.
Vadim Smyalovsky, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the Clinical Diagnostic Center of the Clinical Diagnostic Center, noted: "With the advent of a specialized tomograph, we can confidently say that the Diagnostic Center has a full range of diagnostics and treatment in the" rheumatology "profile: from high-precision diagnostics to treatment in a 24-hour hospital. Two other universal tomographs will release free resources for other types of research, to serve the population of the whole region".
The plans include the acquisition of modern high-performance analyzers for a centralized laboratory, which will increase the volume of ongoing laboratory research. And also ultrasonic scanners of expert class.