MRI Scans

What is an MRI Scan?

What is an MRI scan?

An MRI scan is a very advanced medical imaging technique. An MRI scan uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create pictures on a computer of tissues, organs and structures inside your body.

MRI is 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.

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