Medical Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that provides pictures of organs and structures inside the body, produced by using a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy.
In some cases, a contrast dye may be used during the MRI scan to improve the image of certain structures.
In many cases, MRI can provide additional information that cannot be obtained from an x-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan. An MRI can detect tumours, infection, inflammation, internal bleeding, and other types of tissue disease or damage, or help diagnose conditions that affect blood flow.
St. Joseph’s MRI services
- Comprehensive imaging of the head, neck and spine, including 3D imaging techniques and angiography
- Diffusion imaging
- Rapid imaging techniques for patients who are not able to manage the full MRI cycle
- High resolution imaging of the head
- Body imaging, including 3D imaging of the breast, abdomen and high resolution cardiac imaging
- Spectroscopy, including evaluation of specific myopathies