Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a test using a machine with a sophisticated computer system to create detailed images of the inside of your body. These detailed images aid in the early detection of many conditions and help physicians make an accurate diagnosis so they can determine the appropriate treatment.
The test is safe and painless with no x-ray radiation involved. An MRI uses magnetic fields, radio frequency pulses and computer technology to produce images of your body. It is ideal for diagnosing multiple sclerosis, different types of tumors and strokes in their earliest stages; visualizing torn ligaments and shoulder injuries; and evaluating masses in the soft tissues of the body, bone tumors, cycts and bulging or herniated discs in the spine. It also provides excellent breast imaging which is growing in popularity as an additional tool for diagnosing breast disease.