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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at Radiology Associates of Norwood

Magnetic Resonance Imaging At Radiology Associates of NorwoodMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a painless exam with a wide range of applications in medical diagnosis. There is no radiation involved. The results of an MRI can be used on their own or in conjunction with the results of an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan.

An MRI exam may be used to find problems such as tumors, bleeding, injury, blood vessel diseases, or infection. Because MRI provides different information about structions in the body than can be seen with other tests, your physician may order an MRI to further investigate an abnormality found on an X-ray, ultrasound scan, or CT scan. Contrast material, such as iodine or barium, may be used during MRI to show abnormal tissue more clearly.

MRI is a generally safe technique that does not use any ionizing radiation. Your physician may avoid ordering an MRI if you have a cardiac pacemaker, cochlear implants, shrapnel or metallic foreign bodies in the orbits or magnetic surgical implants.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging At Radiology Associates of NorwoodWhat to Expect During Your Exam

When you arrive for your MRI exam, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire. This questionnaire is used by our radiologists to more accurately interpret the results of your MRI.

Our technician will position you so the area of the body being studied is inside a special machine that contains a strong magnet.

Your physician will have ordered a specific test. Depending on the information required, you will need to be still for about 30 minutes. Digital images from the MRI scan are sent to a computer where they can be viewed by the technologist and sent to the radiologist. The images also can be reviewed remotely, such as in a clinic or an operating room.

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