Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Among the many state-of-the-art diagnostic tools available at Associates in Neurology and AIN Imaging is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to render detailed images of organs and tissues within your body.
Here is how it works: When a patient lies inside an MRI machine, the magnetic field temporarily realigns water molecules in your body. Radio waves then cause these aligned atoms to produce signals, which are used to create cross-sectional MRI images. The MRI machine can also produce 3D images that can be viewed and analyzed from various angles.
MRI provides a noninvasive way for your doctor to examine your organs, tissues, and skeletal system and produce high-resolution images to help diagnose a variety of neurologic problems, such as: