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Magnetic Resonance Imaging
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging?

In an MRI, magnetic waves are used to make pictures of the inside of the body. Using a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer, an MRI makes two-dimensional and three-dimensional pictures.

  • Diagnose internal injuries or conditions—You can have an MRI to look at any body part, from your head to your toes.
  • Check if medicines or treatments are working

MRI of Brain Injury
MRI of Brain Injury
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Call Your Doctor

After the test, call your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Worsening of symptoms
  • Any allergic or abnormal symptoms, like getting a rash or swelling if you were injected with contrast dye