Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to “see” inside the body. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to create detailed pictures that physicians use to identify tumors, diseases or other conditions in the body’s musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, organs and soft tissue.
With 2-D and 3-D MR images, our physicians produce faster, more accurate diagnoses, in preparation for medical therapy, and for surgery, when necessary.
What you should know about MRI
- MRI is performed on both an outpatient and inpatient basis, is noninvasive, and painless, requiring only that you lie still for short periods of time in some of our new wide bore scanners.
- Unlike plain X-rays and CT scans, MRI does not use ionizing radiation.
- MRI is used to evaluate the brain and spine, organs in the chest, abdomen and pelvic areas as well as to examine blood vessels and lymph nodes. Radiology physicians use MRI to diagnose and monitor a wide range of diseases and conditions.
Conditions treated through MRI
MRI delivers accurate and detailed images that are used to diagnose and treat a range of conditions, including: