Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
uses a large magnet and radio waves to look at organs and structures inside your body. Health care professionals use MRI scans to diagnose a variety of conditions, from torn ligaments to tumors. MRIs are very useful for examining the brain and spinal cord. During the scan, you lie on a table that slides inside a tunnel-shaped machine. Doing the scan can take a long time, and you must stay still.
Before you get a scan: tell your doctor if you are pregnant, have pieces of metal in your body, have metal or electronic devices in your body, such as a cardiac pacemaker or a metal artificial joint.
From National Library of Medicine
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