what is MIR scanning

@gharinder (2044)
India
February 22, 2007 7:09am CST
i just wanted to know about MIR Scanning, why hydrogen is used for scanning
1 person likes this
2 responses
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
25 Feb 07
I am not sure about MIR scanning but I have MRI's done alot on myself to check my brain and spine activity. I have multiple sclrosis and usally once a year I have at least one to see what is going on inside my brain and at time my spine. I am not really surry what the hydrogen does though. i know that I get injected with some sort of dye so that the doctors can see where I am having problems at .
1 person likes this
@gharinder (2044)
• India
25 Feb 07
thank you very much, i think probably these are the same, because MIR is used for mapping the brain activity, for detecting tumors and as a possible tool to map the brain of criminals to make sure they are not lying
1 person likes this
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Hello, now I can see a possible reason you didn't get any responses to this discussion (in response to your more recent discussion). I don't know what you are talking about :( I am guessing you mean an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) An MRI scan is a radiology technique that uses magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to produce images of body structure. I had a college class on diagnostic imagery and i do not know of hydrogen being used or connected to an MRI. A magnet is the main feature of an MRI. The MIR was a Russian spaceship and I really don't know anything else about that. Which ever topic you intended to discuss are very complicated and I doubt many people here on myLot earning pennies know that much detail. I think technical discussions are great but they need to be on a level the average person will understand or give enough information where people can respond. Hope this helps, your friend faith
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I might also add that MRIs used to be a tube where the person receiving the MRI scan layed on a platform which moved into the tube. A lot of people (such as myself) had problems because of clostrophobia (?sp. small places fear) but they now have what is called an Open MRI and many are saying this is a much better way of scanning for problems. MRIs can detect many problems inside the body, not just the bones but organs as well being able to send images to a computer showing masses on lungs, heart problems and brain tummers.
@gharinder (2044)
• India
24 Feb 07
i heartly thank you for this answer, actually i was keen to know it because this question was asked by my interviewer, and you know these days MIR scanning is also used to detect brain activity in criminals to know if they are lying, since the polygraph response involves physiological responses, which sometimes does not gives satisfying results, but anyway i was unaware my topics are complicated, actually i am not a person who talks very much, so i just try to post , whatever comes to my mind
1 person likes this
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
25 Feb 07
LOL - it's not your discussions are too complicated simply this one as you did it again - MRI not MIR, I am sure what they were talking about is an MRI although I have not heard of them doing them on people to find out if they were lying, is an interesting concept. I can't imagine why the interviewer would connect an MRI with hydrogen though that may be something to research or ask a technician.