Important information to know
Doctors use MRI to find diseases or abnormalities in the body without using X-rays. MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the body. MRI is non-invasive and painless. Most MRI scans require fewer than sixty minutes to complete.
During an MRI scan, you lie on a cushioned table that moves into the scanner. An injected contrast agent may be used. MRI contrast agents rarely cause allergic reactions.
Traditional wide-bore and open MRI scanners are available. The large opening of the wide-bore MRI and open MRI scanners can help improve the comfort of children, patients with mild anxiety or claustrophobia, large patients and patients with shoulder injury.