You have probably heard the term MRI quite often. But do you know what MRI stands for and what it actually is? Let’s find out!
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to generate high-resolution images of the body’s organs and tissues. The patient will lie inside the MRI machine which is typically a large, tube shaped magnet. The magnetic field realigns water molecules in the body and radio waves cause the atoms to produce signals to create the images.
MRI is non-invasive and is used to diagnose many problems such as:
- Eye and inner ear disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal cord disorders
- Traumatic brain injury
- Heart attack and heart disease damage
- Inflammation and blockage of blood vessels
- Organ abnormalities
- Joint abnormalities
- Disk abnormalities
Did you know Richard Kim Medicine is adding MRI to our practice? If you have any questions, please let us know!