Body MRI

What is a body MRI exam?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce clear, detailed images of your internal organs, tissues, and joints. This exam helps your physician diagnose and determine the extent of conditions affecting your internal organs.

Why has my physician ordered this exam?

Your physician may call for a body MRI to diagnose and assess a number of conditions. A few of those conditions are:

  • Cysts
  • Diseases affecting internal organs and other areas
  • Tumors
  • Unidentified pelvic pain (for women)

What might prevent my physician from ordering this exam?

Some metals interfere with MRI equipment. Be certain your physician knows if you have:

  • Aneurysm clips
  • Implanted neurostimulator
  • Inner-ear implants
  • Metal fragments in your eye(s)
  • Pacemaker/defibrillator
  • Pacing wires
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit

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