Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Also known as an MRI, is a technique using a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body. Most MRI machines are large, tube-shaped magnets. When you lie inside an MRI machine, the magnetic field temporarily realigns hydrogen atoms in your body.
How MRI Works?
Most MRI machines are large, tube-shaped magnets. When you lie inside an MRI machine, the magnetic field temporarily realigns hydrogen atoms in your body. Radio waves cause these aligned atoms to produce very faint signals, which are used to create cross-sectional MRI images — like slices in a loaf of bread.
The MRI machine can also be used to produce 3-D images that may be viewed from many different angles.
What to Expect?
The MRI is a painless imaging procedure requiring the patient’s ability to lie down and remain still for as long as 30 minutes for optimal image quality. You will be required to remove any item attracted to a magnet; belt buckle, watch, earrings, keys, etc
MRI is a noninvasive way for your doctor to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system. It produces high-resolution images of the inside of the body that help diagnose a variety of problems.
MRI is the most frequently used imaging test of the brain and spinal cord. MRI also focuses on the heart and blood vessels and can be used to check for tumors and r abnormalities of many organs in the body as well as assist in evaluating bones and joints.