What is an MRI scan?
An MRI scan is a form of diagnostic testing that is used to rule out serious problems and give information about your body to help inform any treatment that might be needed.
Unlike CT scans or X-ray, MRI scans don’t use radiation, which can be harmful. An MRI machine works by using magnets to send radio waves through your body. A computer then interprets the signals to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.
MRI scans are used to diagnose a number of conditions including cancer, infections, heart disease, brain tumours, and bone abnormalities. It can also be used to monitor progression of diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.