MRI stands for "magnetic resonance imaging. MRI uses a powerful magnet and precisely programmed radio signals to "see" inside the body. MRI has become a preferred method for diagnosing problems in many parts of the body. MRI is very helpful in looking at the soft tissue structures, such as organs, muscle, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons in many parts of the body.
While X-Rays are best for showing bones, MRI can identify and show the differences between healthy and unhealthy tissues. With MRI, it is often possible to diagnose disease at a very early stage before it is visible by other means. Because most diseases are better treated when found early, MRI scans are becoming increasingly useful. All MRI Scans are performed by Rhode Island Licensed Technologists that have Board Certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org
). Your studies are reviewed and interpreted by Radiologists that are Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology (www.theabr.org
Types of MRI Scans
- Abdomen & Pelvic
- Extremity (Orthopedic)
- MR Angiography (MRA)