MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, is the most advanced form of medical diagnostic imaging; doctors can identify areas for treatment or dismiss a medical concern with greater speed and accuracy than ever before. MRI uses strong magnet and radiofrequency waves to produce pictures or images of your internal organs, muscles, connective tissue and central nervous system. Because MRI allows our staff to see inside your body from any angle with great clarity, it gives your doctor a wealth of information more quickly and more economically than past tests, procedures and exploratory surgeries. While MRI does not use ionizing radiation, it offers a painless, noninvasive way to obtain information about your body that can lead to early detection and treatment of disease or injury.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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