Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI stands for"Magnetic Resonance Imaging."An MRI is a non-invasive procedure, which uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed images of your spine.
The MRI procedure is painless. During your MRI, you will lie on a movable exam table. Your MRI technologist will position a reciever coil near the area of the spine being examined. Once you are comfortable, the exam table will slide inside a magnetic cylinder, and a scanner will transmit magnetic images of your spine to a computer.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging gives doctors a fast, painless alternative to exploratory surgery. An MRI can help your doctor learn more about your condition and determine the best treatment for you.