Magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI) uses nuclear magnetic resonance to make detailed images of slices through the body.
The images produced are in many ways similar to those of the CAT scanner, but without the radiatio hazards.
Uses of MRI scanner
- Detecting brain and spinal cord tumours and other neurological diseases
- Analysis of joints, such as the ankle, knee or shoulder
- Shows presence of abnormal body water (e.g. swelling, infecting, bleeding, cysts)
- Fluid flow (e.g. blocked blood vessels, heart studies)
- Looking at cancerous tissues