MRI test to start from June at Hamidia


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal The MRI test in capital’s Hamidia Hospital will start from June. According to the information, the MRI machines have arrived in the Hamidia and MRI tests are likely to begin from June. The installation of MRI machines will take about a month and tests for the common people will start after permission from Atomic Energy Department. The financial burden on the patients will substantially reduce with the start of MRI tests at Hamidia itself. As patients have to get the MRI tests at a private health centre, they have to pay between Rs 7000 and 10,000. At a government hospital, however, the cost of MRI test is between 2000 and 2500. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the body uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the inside of the body. It may be used to help diagnose or monitor treatment for a variety of conditions within the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Body MRI may be used to safely monitor the baby of a pregnant woman. MRI has a wide range of applications in medical diagnosis. MRI affects diagnosis and treatment in many specialties. MRI machine has reached the hospital. Its installation will take some time. It is expected to be operational for patients by June. -Dr. MC Songara, Dean, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal