MR imaging versus alternative imaging techniques.

  title={MR imaging versus alternative imaging techniques.},
  author={J{\"u}rg Hodler and Joseph Sekiguchi Yu and Hans C. Steinert and Donald Resnick},
  journal={Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America},
  volume={3 4},
MR imaging is the method of choice in evaluating a large number of soft-tissue abnormalities; however, it has certain draw-backs, some of which may make other imaging methods more suitable. MR imaging is more expensive than alternative imaging methods; it may not be affordable for screening purposes and for diagnoses obtainable by less expensive imaging methods. In addition, immediate scheduling is not always possible for MR imaging, and an MR scanner may not be available close to the patient's… CONTINUE READING