An MRI is one of several imaging technologies that a doctor might request to learn more about a medical condition. Through the use of a magnetic field and radio waves, the MRI machine can produce highly detailed three-dimensional images. This device can alert medical experts to the presence of any number of conditions, including those affecting the nervous and cardiovascular systems. Patients can rest assured, though, that MRIs pose no danger, as no radiation is used during these procedures. In most cases, patients can relax while the device creates images of their bodies, though the MRI technician may ask that patients lie as still as possible to enhance the clarity of those images.
Do you have more questions about MRIs? The knowledgeable staff at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg would be happy to address your inquiries. Call (888) 598-9586 today to discuss your questions and concerns with one of our Consult-A-Nurse representatives.