What is an MRI?
MRI is an acronym for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It is particularly sensitive to soft tissue. Used by doctors to help diagnose and treat patients, an MRI is essentially a large magnet that generates images of the body’s internal structures. An MRI scanner does not emit any radiation, utilizing only magnetic fields and radio waves, making it a very safe and accurate diagnostic tool. Doctors can evaluate bone, muscle, nerves, fats, veins, tissue and other bodily structures from the resulting images.