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Magnetic resonance imaging is a non-invasive medical test used by physicians to diagnose and treat several conditions. MRI scanners create images of the body using a large magnet and radio waves.  No radiation is produced during the examination, unlike with conventional X-rays, so there is no risk of exposure to radiation during a study.
The study is performed in a large and cylindrical MRI machine that creates a strong magnetic field around the patient.  The MRI machine has a narrow tunnel in which the patient is positioned. The MRI may be used instead of computed tomography (CT) when organs or soft tissue are being evaluated. Compared to other imaging modalities MRI is superior in its ability to evaluate soft tissues and differentiate normal and abnormal soft tissue.

The most commonly performed procedures include:

  • MRI of the Brain / MRI angiography of the brain
  • MRI Orbits
  • MRI Spine
  • MRI Prostate
  • MRI of Musculoskeletal organs such as the shoulder, knee and hip
  • MRI Abdomen (To evaluate liver lesions, biliary tract disease-MRCP, and adrenal masses)
  • MRI Breast