MRI News

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive diagnostic technology that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to generate detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, which use ionizing radiation, MRI employs strong magnetic fields to align the magnetization of hydrogen atoms in the body. When these atoms are subjected to radiofrequency pulses, they produce signals that are used to construct images of the internal structures. MRI is particularly valuable for imaging soft tissues, including the brain, muscles, heart, and cancers, due to its high-resolution images that can distinguish between different types of tissues. It is widely used in medical diagnostics to evaluate conditions in neurology, orthopedics, cardiovascular health, and oncology, among others. MRI machines typically involve a large tube-shaped magnet in which patients lie during the scanning process, and the procedure is known for being loud but generally painless.