Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet,
radio frequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs
and structures within the body.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used instead of computed
tomography (CT) in situations where organs or soft tissue are being
studied, because bones do not obscure the images of organs and soft
tissues, as they do in CT. Because radiation is not used, there is no risk of exposure to radiation during an MRI procedure.