Difference Between MRI and fMRI

MRI machine is used to detect any dysfunctionality or disorder in the brain. The CT scan sometimes fails to detect the problem, so MRI was introduced to overcome the problem.

fMRI is a highlight to the MRI technology. This is also used to find the dispute or disorder in the brain. The full form of fMRI is Functional Magnetic Resonance Investigation.

Comparison Table Between MRI and fMRI

Parameters of ComparisonMRIfMRI
Used for determiningAnatomical structureMetabolic function
Studies were doneTo calculate the water molecule’s hydrogen nuclei.To calculate the level of oxygen.
Ability to observeType of tissues with respect to spaceThe difference in tissues with respect to time to time changes
Introduced in marketAlready introduced and in applications.Not yet introduced
Cost effectiveLess costlyHigh cost

What is MRI?

MRI machine is used to detect any dispute or disorder in the brain. The CT scan sometimes fails to detect the problem, so MRI was introduced to overcome the problem.

In case if the CT scan is not able to find the disorder, an MRI scan is referred to find it. The MRI has a high spatial resolution. It is able to find the disputes more accurately than CT scans.

The MRI works on an anatomical basis. It is helpful in finding the anatomical problems which are not visible with the naked eyes. The MRI machine calculates the water molecule’s hydrogen nuclei to find the disorders.

What is fMRI?

FMRI is a highlight to the MRI technology. This is also used to find the dispute or disorder in the brain. The full form of FMRI is Functional Magnetic Resonance Investigation.

FMRI is the latest technological machine after MRI to scan the human brain and finding the disorders correctly. But it is not yet introduced in the market due to its high price.

These are some factors on which the FMRI machine depends to get the correct information out. The FMRI machine is still in use for experimental purposes.

Main Differences Between MRI and fMRI

  1. MRI is already introduced in the market and is widely used, but the fMRI is not yet introduced in the market and is only used for experiments.
  2. The MRI machine cost is less than compared to the fMRI machine. The fMRI machine needs some extra hardware and software to work.
Difference Between MRI and fMRI

Conclusion 

Both these machines are used to scan the human brain and find the disorders. They have their advantages and disadvantages but may not be compared with each other as their type of working is different.

The FMRI is more useful and is expected to be at the peak of the medical world. It is more appropriate and accurate to seek the healthy condition of the main part of the human body.

After the emergence of MRI, the use of CT scans is reduced. But to find the minor disorders still, now CT scan is preferred. fMRI is the updated version of the MRI machine.

References

  1. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/4472246/
  2. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1995-00647-001
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