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Simply put, magnetic resonance imaging or MRI is highly advanced technology that enables physicians to look into your body. It uses magnets, radio waves, and computers to create extremely detailed pictures or “images” of your internal organs and structures.

Because MRI produces images from any angle with great clarity, it provides a wealth of diagnostic information more quickly and easily than many other tests and exploratory surgery.

The person who will administer your exam is called an MRI technologist. She or he will help you lie down comfortably on the padded table. As your exam begins, this table will move into the wide opening in the MRI system. Try to remain as still as possible during the exam to ensure the clearest images.

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