What is an MRI scan?
MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body. It is a non-invasive and painless procedure.
What can I expect during an MRI scan?
During the scan, it is vital to stay still. Any movement will disrupt the images, much like a camera trying to take a picture of a moving object. Loud clanging noises will come from the scanner. This is perfectly normal. Depending on the images, at times it may be necessary for the person to hold their breath.
Below are examples of MRI scans and composite scans.