Our staff uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to develop detailed pictures of the inside of the body without the use of invasive techniques or x-ray radiation. The test is performed using a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce a clear, detailed view of a patient’s internal organs and tissues. An MRI is painless and extremely safe because no radiation is used.
What does an MRI do?
An MRI can be used to assess a variety of situations – from knee or head injuries to tumors or blood and vessel disorders. MRI has proven valuable for the diagnosis of a broad range of conditions in all parts of the body, including heart and vascular disease, stroke and cancer. In many cases, other imaging procedures, such as an ultrasound or CT, may detect a problem and an MRI is used to evaluate that problem further, as an MRI is capable of providing a higher degree of detail for the area in question.