MRI’s are ideal for:
- Visualizing shoulder injuries
- Diagnosing multiple sclerosis
- Diagnosing infections in the brain, spine or joints
- Diagnosing tendonitis
- Visualizing torn ligaments in the wrist, knee and ankle
- Evaluating masses in the body's soft tissues
- Diagnosing strokes in their earliest stages
- Evaluating bone tumors, cysts and bulging or herniated discs
- Diagnosing tumors of the pituitary gland and brain.
These are only a few of many reasons to perform an MRI scan.
MRI systems do not use ionizing radiation, which is a comfort to many patients. Advantages to the system also include the fact that MRI contrast materials (dyes) have a very low incidence of side effects. MRIs also have the ability to take images in any plane. An MRI system can make axial images as well as images in a sagital plane.