Overview Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scans

When MRI Scans Are Used

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Magnetic resonance imaging scans are used for the diagnosis and evaluation of countless conditions and diseases. Some of the most common uses for magnetic resonance imaging are to see anomalies of the spinal cord and brain, identify cysts or tumors, screen for breast cancer, and see joint abnormalities or injuries. Other uses include searching for certain heart issues, identifying diseases in the liver or other abdominal organs, searching for endometriosis or fibroids, and looking for uterine abnormalities. These scans are also commonly used to help diagnose cerebral vessel aneurysms, inner ear and eye disorders, stroke, and traumatic brain injuries. 

Magnetic resonance imaging can show a doctor the size of a patient's heart chambers and how they are functioning as well as the movement and thickness of the walls of the heart. These scans can also show the degree of damage produced by heart disease or a heart attack, inflammation and blockages in the blood vessels, and structural issues with the aorta. Magnetic resonance imaging can also evaluate the prostate, bile ducts, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, and ovaries.

Reveal the various types of magnetic resonance imaging next.

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