MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases MRI gives different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. MRI also may show problems that cannot be seen with other imaging methods.

MRI does not use radiation to make its pictures and there are no known side effects from this imaging modality.

MRI studies include:

Head

  • Brain
  • IACs
  • Orbits
  • Pituitary

Abdomen

  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Adrenal Glands/Kidneys
  • MRCP

Pelvis

  • Bone
  • Male/Prostate
  • Female/Gynecological

Neck

  • Soft tissue Neck
  • Brachial Plexus

Spine

  • Cervical Spine
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Sacrum
  • SI (Sacroiliac) Joints

Upper Extremity

  • Shoulder Humerus
  • Elbow
  • Forearm
  • Wrist
  • Hand/Fingers

Lower Extremity

  • Hip
  • Femur
  • Knee
  • Tibia/Fibula
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Foot/Toes

Vascular Studies (MRA/MRV)

  • Head/Intracranial
  • MRA (Arterial)

MRV (Venous)

  • Neck

MRA Carotids/Vertebrals

  • Abdomen
  • Aorta/Iliacs
  • Mesenteric Arteries
  • Renal Arteries