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What is an MRI Scan?

History of CT and MRI Scans

What is an MRI Scan?

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI scan, is a technique which uses a combination of powerful magnets, computer technology and radio waves, to produce detailed scan of the inside of the body. These images takes thin "slices" through the body, showing bones, muscle, skin, nerves and blood vessels.
It will also scan the soft tissues, organs such as the heart, brain and liver, making it a particularly useful tool in diagnosing symptoms and planning future treatment.

What is an MRI scan?

What is MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a method of scanning the body with the use of strong magnetic fields rather than X rays.
This makes it a safer method to use as no radiation is involved, and also produces exceptionally clear images of the soft tissue and the organs in the body.

How Long will I have to Wait for MRI Scan Results?

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (or MRI) scan is a way of scanning the body for tumours or any problems affecting the soft tissue, ligaments, cartilage, or any of the organs. It is also very effective in diagnosing any blood circulation abnormalities such as blockages or leaks. Because the system does not use radiation it is particularly safe for "at risk" groups, pregnant women, young children or babies.

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