MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a diagnostic procedure that combines a powerful magnet, radio waves and computer technology to provide detailed images of tissues, muscles, nerves and bones. Because MRI uses magnetic force and radio waves to create images, there is no radiation exposure during the procedure. MRI is often used instead of CT to study soft tissues or organs because bones do not obscure the organs and soft tissues as they do with CT imaging.
MRI can be used to assess everything from ruptured discs in the spine to detecting brain tumors and vascular diseases. Northern Louisiana Medical Center offers both inpatient and outpatient MRI services.
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