MRI of the orbit | Orbital cavity

MRI of the orbit

Imaging of diseases in the area of the eye socket is of great importance. In particular, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) provides very good images of the orbit and the surrounding soft tissue (connective tissue, muscle tissue and structures within it such as nerves and vessels). It is best suited for inflammatory and neoplastic processes in the orbit, as it provides the highest contrast imaging.

In addition, the MRI works completely without any radiation, which is another advantage for the patient. A situation in which the MRI is less suitable is any kind of emergency situation. Even if an injury to the eye socket is suspected, e.g. after a high speed trauma, CT (computed tomography) is preferred, as it can generate an image in much less time.