MRI Scanning

A patient having an MRI scan of their brain

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, is an advanced, state-of-the-art radiology method that produces very clear images of the human body without the use of X-rays.

MRI combines the use of a very strong cylinder-shaped magnet, radio waves and a powerful computer system to measure the magnetic properties of body tissue. This information is converted into grey scale images which are used to detect differences between normal and abnormal tissue. The level of soft tissue detail seen with MRI is extraordinary compared with other imaging devices.