Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a very advanced medical imaging technique.
On July 3 1977 an event took place that would forever alter the landscape of modern medicine. This event was the first MRI examination ever performed on a human being. It took five hours to produce one image.
MRI has moved on in leaps and bounds since then and is now routinely used by doctors to obtain diagnostic information of the various parts of the human body. This is done by scanning the body using magnetic fields, radio waves and computers to generate multiple views of the body parts without actually invading or causing damage.
Is it Safe?
Provided there are no contra indications there are no known reasons why the examination is unsafe as there are no potentially harmful rays to worry about, such as those produced by X-Rays. In fact, it is an extremely safe investigation.