About Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging modality in the healthcare profession. The MRI technologist produces exquisite, high resolution images utilizing a powerful magnet and radiowaves.
MRI provides excellent contrast between the different soft tissues of the body, and is especially useful in imaging the brain, spine, joints, muscles, and even cancers. The images produced in MRI are of higher resolution compared with other medical imaging techniques.
- Unlike traditional X-rays, MRI does not expose patients to ionizing radiation.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses special equipment that generates a constant, powerful magnetic field and radiofrequency energy to create clear pictures of internal body structures. The pictures allow medical professionals to identify physiological problems in the body and, thereby, assist other healthcare professionals to treat those issues accordingly.
- Today, Magnetic Resonance Imaging offers procedures that are helpful to a broad span of medical specialties, from neurology and surgery to cardiology and oncology.
- MRI technologists are educated and trained to work with patients to obtain high quality images in a safe and effective manner.