Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technology that uses radio waves and a powerful magnet linked to a computer to create detailed pictures of internal organs, blood vessels, muscles, joints, tumors, areas of infection, and more.
These high-quality pictures can show the difference between normal and diseased soft tissues of the body, making it especially useful for a wide range of different types of imaging, including neurological and musculoskeletal. If necessary, a contrast agent may be used to help your doctor to see the MRI image more clearly.
The MRI machine can also be used to produce 3-D images that may be viewed from many different angles.
Learn more about MRI at radiologyinfo.org