Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an advanced medical imaging technique that creates clear and detailed cross-sectional images of the body without the use of x-ray radiation.
The images are produced using a powerful magnet, radio waves and computer technology. MRI requires specialized equipment and expertise and allows evaluation of certain body structures that may not be as visible with other imaging methods.
MRI is sometimes used in the diagnosis and treatment of tumors, knee and shoulder injuries and musculoskeletal malformations.
MRI services are available at Lakes Region General Hospital and Franklin Regional Hospital.