Diagnostic Imaging Radiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
When Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is performed on a patient, a magnetic field is applied to the body to align particles within the tissues. The magnetic field is interrupted and the coils monitor the particles return to their natural alignment. This modality is ideal for evaluating tissues with various amounts of hydrogen, particularly water content. MRI is commonly used to examine the brain, spinal cord, spinal canal, muscles and soft tissues of the abdomen.