Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Today I went to the General Hospital in Skövde to have MRI (se below). I came in at 8:50 AM. I had to change into a patient outfit, left my things on a locked fitting room like area and locked my valuable things in another locker, then went to the MRI room. While lying on the patient’s table the nurse put on the needle first in my left arm but it was so painful so she use the right arm instead. Now I had 2 sticks which are stitching. The right hand was better anyway.
a type of MRI machine 

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is another modern diagnostic imaging technique that produces cross-sectional images of the body. Unlike CT scans, MRI works without radiation. The MRI tool uses magnetic fields and a sophisticated computer to take high-resolution pictures of your bones and soft tissues. Tell your doctor if you have implants, metal clips, or other metal objects in your body before you undergo an MRI scan.

I lied as motionless as possible on a table that slides into the tube-shaped MRI scanner. The MRI creates a magnetic field around and then pulses radio waves to the area of my body to be pictured. The radio waves cause tissues to resonate.
A computer records the rate at which my body’s various parts (tendons, ligaments, nerves, etc.) give off these vibrations, and translates the data into a detailed, two-dimensional picture. I didn’t feel any pain while undergoing an MRI, but the machine was very noisy.
An MRI may help my doctor to diagnose torn knee ligaments and cartilage, torn rotator cuffs, herniated disks, hip and pelvic problems, and other problems. The MRI took about 40 minutes. 

After MRI I went to the gynecology division because I was told for an examination because I had cramps on my left leg since saturday the 20th of June. A doctor checked me and ordered an ultra sound examination of my leg because he suspected a blood cloth. I had to wait for that time schedule from 10:00 AM to 2:40 PM. I got lunch at the hospital. 

The ultra sound doctor found a blood cloth on my left leg as my doctor suspected. Then I had to go back to the emergency ward for treatment. I got even more medicine among others, something I had to inject myself. Oh my God! I can’t do it! I guess I have to ask a nurse to do it for me.

The vaccine for the treatment of the
blood cloth
I have to inject these by myself
but I am not really that brave so I have to ask
my husband to do it for me.
I got this medicine for the treatment of my
breast pain.

How an MRI scan works (http://www.nhs.uk)
During a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, you lie in a strong magnetic field and radio-frequency waves are directed at your body. This produces detailed images of the inside of your body.
Most of the human body is made up of water molecules, which consist of hydrogen and oxygen atoms. At the centre of each hydrogen atom there is an even smaller particle called a proton. Protons are like tiny magnets and are very sensitive to magnetic fields.
When you lie under the powerful scanner magnets, the protons in your body line up in the same direction, in the same way that a magnet can pull the needle of a compass.
Short bursts of radio waves are then sent to certain areas of the body, knocking the protons out of alignment. When the radio waves are turned off, the protons realign and in doing so send out radio signals, which are picked up by receivers.
These signals provide information about the exact location of the protons in the body. They also help to distinguish between the various types of tissue in the body, because the protons in different types of tissue realign at different speeds and produce distinct signals.
In the same way that millions of pixels on a computer screen can create complex pictures, the signals from the millions of protons in the body are combined to create a detailed image of the inside of the body.

Published by queenkeandra

I am a swedish citizen with asian origin, lives in Sweden, entrepreneur, accountant, fashion designer, dressmaker, professional interpreter and translator and from year 2014, I also became a local politician with some assignments from the local government. I moved to Sweden after marriage with a Swedish national in 1986. Two years later we got a son followed by a daughter after 21 months. Satisfied with life in fact, I guess I got all I wished for, it feels I have everything. Being married is not just a bed of roses, the roses have thorns also and you can get it at times but we’ve always been doing pretty good. Kinder and better husband I do not think I can get, everyone has their flaws and life becomes easier if you can accept them. I’m not a perfect person either. I became a grandmother quite young, only 45 years old, was a little skeptical at first but then I loved to be one. Now I am already a grandmother of two, a boy and a girl of 20 months between them, such a great feeling, it feels like it was a replay of my life. When I have both of them at home, it feels like I was young again and is the mother of small children. I can not explain but so damn good it is. When I moved to Sweden I knew nothing about the country, but now it feels like I’ve always lived here. I speak Swedish better than my native language, better in Swedish grammar than my husband, it may sound strange but it’s true. I dream even in Swedish. I hang out with many Swedes, have worked and still working in Swedish companies. I go to the Swedish church though I am a Roman Catholic. We believe in the same God anyway. I’ve adapted pretty well in Swedish society. I think I have to adjust to that country I moved to, not the country or its citizens to adapt to me. Sweden has no responsibility whatsoever that I wanted to move here so I could not demand anything else, but now a citizen, I think I have the right as any other native Swedes. I pay taxes and do my duties as a citizen. I think I am a good role model and a loyal citizen and can fight for my new country.

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