The Encyclopedia of Children’s Health states that the purpose of an MRI, which stands for magnetic resonance imaging, is to generate images of the body to assist doctors in diagnosing diseases or conditions and evaluatin... More »

The purpose of taking an MRI scan of the lumbar spine is to treat or better diagnose problems with the spine, explains WebMD. Patients may need an MRI scan if they show symptoms such as back pain accompanied by fever, bi... More »

A release of information form allows a patient access to his own medical records and allows him control over to whom those records are released, explains the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Providers often requir... More »

Pictures from both open and closed MRI machines can show doctors detailed images of many organs and structures inside the body, such as the brain, the heart, the liver, ligaments and tendons, and blood vessels, according... More »

An MRI scan is an imaging technique that uses radio waves passed through the body to generate images of the body's structures, according to MedicineNet. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging, and there are no known r... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

MedlinePlus states that an MRI scan can last anywhere between 10 minutes to 2 hours. The test generally lasts for 30 to 60 minutes for most patients. Once the test is complete, the MRI technician informs the patient and ... More »

A magnetic resonance imaging machine is medical equipment that uses radio wave energy pulses and a magnetic field to generate accurate images of the structures and organs inside the body, states WebMD. Doctors use the ma... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging