Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnosing injuries, diseases and conditions would be nearly impossible today without the range of methods available to look inside the human body. This guide explains the different techniques, how they work, and what to expect if one of them is ordered for you.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnets, and sub-atomic structures in the body, to look at the soft tissues and organs that X-rays don’t see. Use this section of the guide to learn how MRI works and what to expect during an MRI.

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  • Because magnetic energy is involved, it’s essential to tell your doctor and the MRI technician if you have any metallic implants, such as a pacemaker, or shrapnel in your body. Without informing them, an MRI could be seriously harmful.

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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is primarily used to examine organ function rather than structure. To see how an ... read more »


Ultrasound is a procedure used to generate images of structures and tissues within the body. Images ... read more »


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