Is it Myopia? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Myopia?

Myopia is among the many errors of refraction that affect the eyes. Also known as ‘near sightedness’ or ‘short sightedness,’ it hinders the ability of the eyes to see things which are placed far off.

Myopia today has acquired an ‘epidemic-like’ status, with an estimate of 2.5 billion people expected to be plagued by it till the year 2020. With people involved in more or less sedentary lifestyles and near-work most of the time, myopia has started increasing in terms of its incidence and prevalence over the years.

Most of us today are guilty of spending more and more time on our ‘screens’ such as smartphones, laptops and computers for abnormally large periods of time. Add to that our genetic tendencies and other environmental factors, we are in for a troubled vision which includes a spectrum of ocular diseases apart from myopia.

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CT Scan – Types, Procedure and Cost in India

CT (Computed Tomography) scan is a diagnostic test involving use of X-rays to detect any abnormalities which have taken place within the human body. This test is more advanced than the ordinary X-ray test.

While a plain X-ray film will show only bones clearly, CT scan helps in visualizing soft tissues, blood vessels, solid organs like lungs, liver, brain with great clarity. CT scan shows cross sectional images of the person’s internal organs.

CT Scan machine
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When do I Need MRI Scan?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a radiology process used to scan different parts of your body or your body as a whole, in order to study certain medical conditions. MRI scans use pulses of radio waves along with strong magnetic fields to generate pictures of the internal tissues and other body structures in detail. Scanning process can be performed for diagnostic and well as treatment procedures.


MRI Machine

The process of scanning in MRI test uses radio waves and magnetic fields. Magnetic field intensity is measured in terms of Tesla. MRI machines are differentiated based on their magnetic field intensity, i.e. their Tesla units. Patients are recommended MRI test type according to their requirements.

There are various types of MRI machines; however, each one of them has the same working pattern. Different MRI machines have different purposes though. Let us learn about each one of them in detail.

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MRI Glioblastoma Scans – Procedure and Indications

What is MRI Glioblastoma?


MRI Glioblastoma is the investigative technique used to study and diagnose brain cancer affecting the supporting cells of human brain.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an advanced technique which studies internal organs of a patient using magnetic field. MRI studies involve generating a magnetic field of specific intensity and focusing it over that part of patient’s body which is to be studied. The magnetic waves interact with hydrogen particles present within patient’s body, which results in generation of radio waves. Interaction between radio waves and magnetic waves leads to formation of images which can be seen on a computer screen and used to diagnose various health conditions.

MRI of brain requires to be done in order to diagnose or study glioblastoma. A normal MRI suffices often, but in case this fails to provide adequate information about the glioblastoma, specialized MRI study is needed. Functional MRI may be required in such cases.

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MRI Defecography Scan in India

What is MRI Defecography?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a procedure involving use of magnetic waves and radio waves to create images of internal organs of the human body.

MRI defecography is a sub-type of MRI, in which high resolution images of the large intestine are taken to assess movements which take place during the action of defecation.

It is a rather awkward affair for the patient for undergo this investigation. But the results provide an accurate diagnosis of the patient’s health condition, which is in turn helpful to initiate the right kind of medical/surgical treatment.

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MRI Guided Biopsy in India

What is MRI guided Biopsy?


MRI guided biopsy is the process of collecting tissue samples using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology as a guiding tool. MRI technology uses a combination of magnetic field and radio waves to scan the area of the body where biopsy is required. Using a real-time guidance tool like MRI, doctors can get any precise location to perform this diagnostic process. It also improves the efficiency of the biopsy procedure. In most cases, biopsy procedures of breasts mainly uses MRI as a guidance tool. This procedure is performed for patients having lesions in or around their breasts.

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MRI Urography / MRI Urogram in India

Urography, literally explained, means the study of function of the kidneys, bladder and urinary tract. This can be done by injecting a special dye known as a contrast medium inside the veins. This dye creates areas of brightness when viewed by CT scan, X-rays or an MRI. Urography is also known as an urogram.

MRI Urography has proven to be a very safe alternative to conventional urography. This is because MRI uses magnetic waves and radio waves to create an image instead of the ionizing radiations used by CT scan and conventional radiographic techniques. Another advantage of MRI urography is that it can be safely performed for patients who are allergic to contrast medium used in the conventional imaging methods. MRI uses gadolinium as a contrast medium which is very well tolerated by patients.

Centers for MRI Urography:

Here is a list of leading diagnostic centers which perform MRI urography –

Diagnostic CenterAreaCity
AS Health SquareHauz KhasDelhi
Acuscan Medical CentreAndheri WestMumbai
Exo Path Labs Thane-Kharegaon Mumbai
Pulse Imaging Mira Bhayandar Mumbai
Exo Path Labs NigdiPune
Noble Hospital Hadapsar Pune
Insight Diagnostics Kukatpally Hyderabad
Salus Medical Diagnostics Basheer Bagh Hyderabad
Vista Imaging Centre Banjara Hills Hyderabad

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MRI Venogram in India

What is MRI Venogram?

MRI Venogram is also referred to as MRI Venography. It is the study of veins and arteries in the body via MRI imaging.

MRI Venogram makes use of high frequency radio-waves and a contrast agent that helps the doctor view his patients’ vein more clearly. This procedure helps the doctor in detecting and investigating disorders and abnormalities of blood vessels. This then makes deciding further line of treatment for patient easier. It also is used in detecting blood clots within veins and during bypass and stenting surgeries.

Centers offering MRI Venogram

A list of centers and hospitals across major Indian cities that offer MRI Venogram is given below:

Diagnostic CenterAreaCity
Chitra Scan Centre Dadar East Mumbai
Divine Diagnostix Goregaon West Mumbai
Exo Path Labs Thane-Kharegaon Mumbai
Exo Path Labs Chembur-Ambedkar-Garden Mumbai
Exo Path LabsVashi Mumbai
Exo Path Labs Kharghar Mumbai
Metro Imaging Centre Andheri East Mumbai
Vcare Imaging & Diagnostic Center Kandivali East Mumbai
I_MAX_Diagnostics HRBR Layout Bangalore
Isha Diagnostics Malleshwaram Bangalore
M G Diagnostic Centre Wilson Garden Bangalore
Mediclu Diagnostics and Speciality centre Nagarbhavi Bangalore
Radocs Diagnostics Chamarajpet Bangalore
Sapthagiri Digital Indiranagar Bangalore
AS Health Square Hauz Khas Delhi
BR Diagnostics Greater Kailash Delhi
Exo Path Labs Yerawada Pune
Exo Path Labs Pimpri Pune
Exo Path Labs Nigadi Pune
Noble HospitalHadapsar Pune
Poona Hospital Sadashiv Peth Pune
Insight Diagnostics Kukatpally Hyderabad
Insight KukatpallyHyderabad
Salus Medical Diagnostics Basheer Bagh Hyderabad

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MRI Neurography in India

What is MRI Neurography?

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Neurography is done for getting detailed images of different nerves connecting internal organs to the brain. Abnormalities of these nerves can be detected through MRI Neurography. Spine and nerve pain can be easily investigated through this imaging technique. Inflammation in peripheral nerves can be viewed for finding its causes through neurography.

Centers offering MRI Neurography

A list of centers and hospitals across major Indian cities that offer MR Neurography is given below:

Diagnostic CenterAreaCity
Health Square Hauz Khas Delhi

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