What is MRI?
MRI is an imaging modality that uses a large magnet, a computer, and radio waves (instead of radiation) to look inside the body to evaluate body parts, such as the brain, spine, abdomen, etc... It can also be used to look at vascular disorders by using special non-invasive imaging techniques known as MRA or Magnetic Resonance Angiography.
MRI is painless; it requires minimal preparation and can lead to early detection and treatment of health problems.
At most of our facilities music can be provided for your comfort during the scan. The technologist will always be able to see and hear you during your scan. With your physician's approval, we offer open MRI for patients who have difficulty with traditional MRI.