Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a powerful electromagnetic field and radio waves to take detailed pictures of organs, bones, and tissues inside the body. MRI exams are used in many diagnostic situations such as visualizing injury to soft tissue, assessing damaged nerve tissue in the brain, or visualizing vessels in the body.
- Unlike x-rays or CT scans, MRI produces images without the use of radiation.
- MRI provides superior tissue contrast resolution.
- MRI is a versatile tool which allows doctors to evaluate tissue structure, physiology, and metabolism in a safe, painless, and non-invasive way.