What does an MRI do for you and your medical team?

MRI - Magnetic Resonnace Imaging - is a method used by phsyicians to look inside the human body to obtain diagnostic information.

Incorporating an advanced technology, MRI produces images of the anatomy without the use of radiation as in X-ray or CT scanning.

MRI utilizes the physical properties of magnetic fields, radio-waves and computers to generate images of the soft tissues within the body in any plane.

This technique is now commonly used as a primary diagnostic tool. It can help provide a quick and more accurate diagnosis for your physician, which in some situations can reduce the need for exploratory surgery and other diagnostic procedures which might have associated risks.

MRI is a non-invasive procedure, and there are no known side or after effects. The procedure is painless, in fact you won't see or feel anything.

A faint knocking sound will be heard, which is simply the imaging process in operation. The benefits of magnetic resonance imaging are many, with new applications continually being developed through on-going research.

The procedure is used for all parts of the body and is effective in the clinical evaluation of the following conditions:

*  Brain Disorders
*  Traumatic Injuries
*  Eye Abnormalities
*  Spine Diseases
*  Tumor Detection
*  Liver & Other Abdominal Diseases
*  Knee & Shoulder Injuries
*  Musculoskeletal Disorders
*  Facial & Neck Abnormalities
*  Infections
*  Cardiac Malformations
*  Blood Flow & Vessel Disorders