MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a type of scan which uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to generate high-quality images of the inside of the body. An MRI helps a doctor diagnose diseases or injury, and it can monitor how well you’re doing with the treatment. MRIs can be done for different parts of your body. It’s especially useful to diagnose soft tissues and the nervous system.
The scanning procedure involves the patient lying down in a large tube as the scan takes place without ionizing radiation. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radiofrequency waves, and computers to produce very detailed cross-sectional images of a patient’s internal body structures.
It can scan every part of your body, including bones, soft tissues, and the brain, and is one of the most advanced imaging techniques used to date.