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MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field rather than x-rays to provide remarkably clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. It requires specialized equipment and expertise and allows evaluation of some body structures that may not be as visible with other imaging methods. 


An MRI uses high field-strength magnets and special coils to produce detailed images of body tissues without the use of x-rays.  A moving table will position you inside a hollow tube that is open at both ends at all times. You will hear a series of loud, “knocking” sounds. This is the instrument positioning its internal components to get the very best view. Earplugs will be provided, and the technologist will communicate with you throughout the 30-45 minute procedure. 























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