MRI Bucharest and Fundeni Clinical Hospital

MRI Bucharest is a medical imaging technique that uses a powerful magnetic field to produce clear images of structures in the body. This non-invasive and nonradiant technique allows doctors to study soft tissues, organs and bones in detail, allowing them to identify lesions or other abnormalities. The procedure can also reveal the cause of certain conditions, such as vascular malformations, tumors, inflammatory processes, and other pathologies.

The MRI scanning RMN Bucuresti process is painless, but some patients experience discomfort due to claustrophobia. The patient will need to lie still during the exam, and earplugs or headphones will be provided to help block out the loud scanner noise. The exam usually lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the region of the body being studied. After the test, a radiologist will review the images and send them to the physician who ordered the MRI. The results of the MRI are usually available within one to two days.

In some cases, a contrast dye may be used to enhance the visibility of an area being scanned. This is administered through an IV in the hand or arm. If you notice any itchiness, swelling or rash at the site of the IV after your scan, call your doctor right away.

The Radiology Department at Fundeni Clinical Hospital was founded in 1960 by Prof. Corneliu Butnaru. Since then, the Department has been home to many renowned experts in the fields of radiology and diagnostic imaging.

Throughout its history, the MRI Department has been an important center of postuniversitary education. In the years 1990-1991, the department hosted the first formation training course in Computed Tomography for radiology specialists to obtain the CT certification; in 2001-2002, it organized the first Magnetic Resonance Imaging formation course in Romania for radiology specialists, to obtain their official certification in this technology.

Ciobanu is an interdisciplinary researcher with interests in neuroscience, pharmaceuticals and biomedical imaging. She is an expert on MRI and has extensive experience with running experiments at ultra-high magnetic fields. Her current position at NeuroSpin (Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique in Saclay, France) is as a research team head, where she manages projects conducted on a 17 Tesla preclinical MRI system—a magnetic field strength more than 10 times stronger than a standard human MRI scanner.

Before undergoing an MRI, the patient must remove any metal objects such as jewelry, watches, bank cards, mobile phones, and hearing aids, as well as clothing with metallic fasteners. It is also recommended to avoid certain substances that contain iron, such as tattoos and makeup. Patients with claustrophobia or a fear of enclosed spaces can ask their doctor for a prescription for a mild sedative to help them relax during the procedure. However, patients who take a sedative should have someone drive them home afterwards, as the medication can impair concentration and judgment. In some cases, the radiologist may recommend taking a contrast agent to increase the accuracy of the MRI images. In these cases, the radiologist will explain how and when to administer this substance.