MRI at Lanserhof at The Arts Club in London
At Lanserhof at The Arts Club in London, our members and patients can take advantage of a procedure called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It is suitable for the imaging of almost all organs and tissues and can usefully supplement other diagnostic procedures such as the classical X-ray examination. The main fields of application of magnetic resonance imaging are:
- Head, brain and spinal cord
- Spine and soft parts of the neck
- Muscles, ligaments and cartilage
- Arms and legs
- abdominal and pelvic organs
- Bile and pancreas
- Kidneys and urinary tract
- Female pelvic organs
- Heart and heart vessels
- blood vessels in the head, neck and kidneys
MRI: Body Composition Analysis
The body mass index (BMI) alone is not sufficient for assessing your ideal body weight as it disregards your unique body composition of water, fat, muscles and other tissue. The body composition influences not only your appearance but also your health. A high fat percentage for example puts a considerable strain on the cardiovascular system and promotes diseases like diabetes.
MRI scans give us a detailed picture of your body composition and allow for an accurate analysis. This enables our specialists to make predictions about diseases and prevention recommendations. In addition, this knowledge forms the basis of your health and fitness plan.
Procedure of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
An MRI is a gentle, non-invasive and usually risk-free examination. Instead of X-rays, an MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to scan the body. That is why an MRI is also safe for pregnant women and children. In some cases, a contrast agent is used to distinguish different tissue types from each other.