An MRI uses strong magnetic fields, pulses of radio wave energy and computers to capture two- or three-dimensional images of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases, these high-definition images can provide physicians information that cannot be seen on X-rays, ultrasounds or computed tomography (CT) scans.

MRI can be performed on virtually any part of the body, including:

  • brain and other organs
  • spine
  • blood vessels
  • joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • other parts of the body

The exam is used to locate tumors, pinpoint bleeding, identify infections, and diagnose joint, bone or organ problems as well as numerous other conditions. MRI often can help patients avoid biopsies, surgery and X-rays; however, they’re not right for everyone. Certain conditions and factors make it unadvisable for some people to have MRIs. Talk to your doctor to make sure an MRI is right for you.

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Make your MRI experience even easier and more comfortable by downloading these forms, filling them out, and bringing them with you to your appointment.

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