What Is An MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, uses a combination of magnetic fields, radio waves, and powerful computers to generate an image for a radiologist or your physician to view. These can be digitally on a computer screen, or printed onto film. MRI is completely non-invasive and painless, and does not use radiation as with x-ray or CT scanning. The use of an MRI can reduce the need for exploratory surgery, as the physician is able to see important clinical information through this diagnostic imaging.