As stated in our Cincinnati Children’sRadiology website, MRI is a way to take pictures of the body using a large powerful magnet, radio waves and a computer. The computer generates detailed pictures of your body and each picture looks like a slice taken through your body. One of the differences from a CT scan is that it doesn’t use radiation (x-rays).
Here are some other quick facts about MRI that you may not know:
These are some quick facts about MRI. Having an MRI exam is one of the most powerful tools our radiologists can use in order to diagnose our patients.
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