Brain and spinal MRI
When performing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on a patient, a magnetic field is applied to the body to align particles within the tissues. The magnetic field is interrupted and the coils monitor the particles return to their nature alignment. This modality is ideal for evaluating tissues with various amounts of hydrogen, particularly water content. MRI is commonly used to examine the brain, spinal cord, spinal canal, muscles and soft tissues of the abdomen.