Chest Pain

What does a Chest MRI detect?

Chest MRI is a non-invasive imaging procedure that gives detailed Chest, blood vessels, and heart images. Doctors recommend Chest MRI if they suspect abnormalities in the Chest, lungs, and surrounding area. Aruna Diagnostics offers the best Chest MRI in Hyderabad using the latest IN-BORE MRI technology.   

About Chest MRI

During Chest MRI, detailed pictures of the chest cavity are produced using powerful magnetic fields and radiofrequency pulses. Clear images of the chest wall, pleura, heart, vessels, and mediastinum are produced with Chest MRI. Chest MRI also provides sequential imaging of the cardiovascular system. This helps assess the health and function of structures like the heart, valves, great vessels, etc. 

What does a Chest MRI detect?  

Chest MRI detects abnormalities in the tissues and other organs without incision. Doctors suggest Chest MRI to check  

  • Abnormalities in the Heart
  • Lung Problems (empyema, pleural thickening)
  • Detects Tumors/ lumps
  • Determines tumor size, extent, and the degree of spread to adjacent structures.
  • Evaluate blood flow
  • Problems affecting Lymph Nodes
  • Blood Vessel problems (blocked, narrow, wide, or damaged blood vessel)
  • Fractures in Sternum
  • Infections in the bones, muscles, and soft tissue
  • Enlarged Lymph nodes

One may need Chest MRI if they are suffering from symptoms like chest pain and breathlessness. It guides doctors to plan treatment by detecting abnormalities. Chest MRI further shows how well treatments like chemotherapy are working.

How to Prepare for a Chest MRI 

Patients should wear loose-fitting clothes, and in a few cases, you will be asked to change into a hospital gown. People should remove all the metal objects they are wearing before going for the test. As MRI uses powerful magnets, they attract metal objects.  

People should inform their doctor if they have any metal implants like

  • Artificial heart valves
  • Brain aneurysm clips
  • Ear implants
  • Plates
  • Screws
  • Staples
  • Vascular stents

Chest MRI is considered safe and is a painless procedure. Chest MRI is highly recommended as it shows organs without blockage by bone and foreign bodies. It also shows the tissues from multiple angles and evaluates blood flow without invasive procedures.   

Best Chest MRI in Hyderabad at Aruna Diagnostics 

Get the best Chest MRI at Aruna Diagnostics, one of the leading Diagnostics in Hyderabad. Aruna Diagnostics is proud to be the first Diagnostic center to utilize IN-BORE MRI technology in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. We incorporate top-notch technology that combines outstanding image quality with patient-friendly amenities. Staff at Aruna Diagnostics assist the patients well during the imaging process and make them feel comfortable and safe.   

Reach out to your nearest Aruna Diagnostics branches in Ameerpet, A S Rao Nagar, and Kukatpally. Get world-class luxury Diagnostic services at an affordable price range at Aruna Diagnostics. 

Chest Pain Health Tips

The Major Symptoms & Causes of Chest Pain

Chest pain or discomfort in chest is also called as Angina. In this condition people experience increased pain, pressure, tightness and feeling of squeezing in chest. Though many people mistake it with heart attack but it may be a warning sign. The chest pain is mainly caused due to low or reduced circulation to the heart muscles. Because of low circulation our heart may not receive enough oxygen which brings pressure and pain in heart. This lack of circulation or supply may be caused due to narrowed arteries or may be when arteries get blocked due to some other factors. Though it is a symptom of coronary heart diseases, it also goes away quickly. Chest pain or angina is classified in to different types like

Stable angina- this is the most common type of angina which may be caused due to stress or excess strain. This type of chest pain lasts for few minutes.
Unstable angina- this can be due to sedentary lifestyle or due to lack of physical activity. In this type the pain and discomfort in chest can be severe and may last longer.
Variant or prinzmetals angina- in this type people face sudden narrowing of arteries which further causes severe pain in chest during nights while sleeping.

Health Tips for Chest pain

Causes of chest pain

Chest pain or angina is mainly due to lack of circulation and oxygen to the heart and due to blockages. It is caused due to several factors like

  • Blockage in arteries due to excess formation of plaque
  • Pulmonary embolism (artery blockage in the lungs)
  • Cardiomyopathy (condition of enlarged heart)
  • Aortic stenosis (narrowing of heart’s aortic valve)
  • Pericarditis (Inflammation of lining or sac around the heart)
  • Aortic dissection (tear in inner layer of aorta)

Symptoms of chest pain

People face several different symptoms of chest pain like

  • Severe pain and pressure
  • Chest tightening and felling of squeezing
  • Burning sensation or heartburn
  • Weakness and sweating
  • Breathlessness
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion and feeling of fullness

Though the pain starts in chest but in severe cases it spreads to other parts of the body like neck, jaw, shoulders, arms, back, throat and also to the back. Men experience pain in chest where as women face discomfort or pain in neck, jaw, throat, back.

Homeopathy treatment for chest pain

Homeopathy treatment for chest pain is very useful and treats it normally using natural remedies. Homeopathy remedies for chest pain are made of natural substances like plants, vegetables and other minerals. Homeopathy treatment for chest pain mainly aims to treat the underlying cause of the problem and also improves our overall health. Homeopathy for chest pain is safe, non toxic and also free from side effects. Homeopathy for chest pain problems not just provides relief from symptoms but also improves our immunity. Homeopathy provides prescriptions based on the symptoms, area of pain and also on individualization theory hence the treatment differs from each individual. A professional homeopath also provides health tips for chest pain which further helps in quick recovery.