Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a sophisticated diagnostic technique that uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to generate detailed cross-sectional image of human anatomy. MRI is most commonly used to image the brain, spine, thorax vascular system and musculoskeletal system (including the knee and shoulder) because it produces better soft-tissue images than X-rays can. During an MRI exam, the area of the body being studied is placed inside a large machine that houses a strong magnet. In some cases, contrast material may be used during the MRI scan to show certain structures more clearly.
MRI is a mobile service at Central Community Hospital and is available on Tuesday Mornings by appointment only.