Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical procedure used to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. Magnetic resonance imaging does not use ionizing radiation. Under controlled circumstances, magnetic field and radio frequency energy are used to create computer images. These images are then interpreted by SJRA specialists trained in neuroradiology, body imaging and orthopedic radiology.
Before undergoing an MRI, alert your doctor if you have implants, metal clips, or other metallic objects in your body as these can be affected by the magnet.