MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a non-invasive way to allow physicians to “see” inside the body. Unlike x-rays and CT scans, MRI does not rely on radiation to produce high resolution images. MRI exams use a strong, constant magnetic field and radiowaves to create very clear images of the body.
MRI scanners are categorized by their design and magnetic field strength.
The classification of an MRI scanner is often related to its overall appearance and field strength.
Almost anyone can benefit from the advanced imaging techniques offered by an MRI system. However, we advise caution if one of the following conditions applies to you: