Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a non-invasive test that uses magnetic waves to take two- and three-dimensional pictures of the inside of the body. An MRI scanner can look at body parts, organs, and tissues, from head to toe. A 3T MRI is an advanced scanner, allowing for faster scans, clearer images, and more accurate diagnoses compared to conventional MRI.
These are major advantages for neurosurgeons trying to more effectively remove brain tumors. Multivoxel MR Spectroscopy (MRS) imaging is used extensively for mapping the brain’s anatomy to:
- Distinguish between healthy tissue and abnormal or damaged areas
- View blood vessels in tumors
- Locate the leading edge or growing areas of a tumor