Why We Do It
There are many reasons to use an MRI scanner to image organs, tissues or skeletal systems. MRIs are used to image everything from the brain and spinal cord, to heart, blood vessels, and all extremities. MRIs are often used to help diagnose aneurysms, multiple sclerosis, stroke, tumors, heart disease, disorders of the eye and inner ear, tumors or abnormalities of many organs, arthritis and joint disorders and more. MRIs are sometimes used in addition to mammography for women who have dense breast tissue or may be at high risk.