Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive, state-of-the-art procedure that uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed, high resolution pictures of organs, soft tissues and bones.
Because of its safety and clarity, the MRI is a valuable tool for diagnosing a wide range of conditions.
The patient is placed on a long bed that slides into the MRI chamber. The patient is required to lie still during the actual imaging process but between images some movement is allowed. The MRI equipment will make various noises during the scan as it takes multiple views of the target site. The technologist and patient are able to communicate during the test through a microphone and speaker system, allowing the technologist to provide instructions and the patient to express any concerns.