Monday, 28 December 2015

Teresa Susmaras - Magnetic Resonance Imaging Limitless in Its Possibilities

Magnetic resonance imaging is a testing process that makes images of organs and other interior body structures using a magnetic field. Bioinstrumentation specialists who are on the cutting edge of this technology maintain that the pictures provided to physicians by this technology give alternative information about the body interior than can be had with X-ray, ultrasound or tomography, or CT scan. Teresa Susmaras worked with brain imaging analysis at Suffolk University in Boston, as a doctoral candidate exploring the origins of impulse behavior in the brain, and knows that imaging technologies like MRI can reveal problems that cannot be detected with other methods such as X-ray and ultrasound.

In magnetic resonance imaging, the specific area of the body for study is placed in a special machine with a magnet. The digital images that are produced can be saved on computer, and reviewed remotely in operating rooms or clinics. Although Dr. Teresa Susmaras is not a trained radiologist, her research in the area of MRI, fMRI and DTI and classes such as functional neuroanatomy have made her quite familiar with human brain anatomy.

Tumors, bleeding, injury, blood vessel diseases, or infection can be imaged to give more information about the condition than can be seen on X-ray, ultrasound scan, or CT scan. Magnetic resonance imaging can also look at the brain to view tumors, an aneurysm, bleeding in the brain, nerve injury, and problems like damage caused by a stroke. The technology can also reveal conditions of the optic nerves and the eye, the ears and the auditory nerves. Magnetic resonance imaging can also be utilized to search for breast cancer which cannot be accurately detected and pinpointed through other image techniques.

The uses of MRI technology are virtually limitless.