What is an MRI scan exactly?

  1. KevinTimothy profile image83
    KevinTimothyposted 5 years ago

    What is an MRI scan exactly?

  2. Suzie HQ profile image94
    Suzie HQposted 5 years ago

    An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan is a scan that uses only magnetic and radio waves. There is no exposure to x-rays or any other damaging forms of radiation.
    I had one done some years ago as severe nerve damage was suspected in my back.
    The scan can provide detailed pictures of almost all the tissue in the body including bone tissue, thus it is particularly useful for spinal cord and brain scans for detecting, for example, tumors.

    1. MickiS profile image83
      MickiSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer, Suzie.