A full-body MRI scan is typically used to detect abnormalities such as cancer or as a preventative screening measure, according to the Mayfield Clinic. The MRI works by using a strong magnet to capture precise photos of ... More »

According to Mayfield Clinic, a magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scan can reveal the presence of a pinched nerve. An MRI uses magnetic imaging to show the body's soft tissues, including nerve and brain tissue. More »

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According to WebMD, doctors use MRI scans to obtain information about the organs and internal structures that X-rays, ultrasounds and CT scans do not provide. MRI scans are pictures of the head, chest, bones, blood vesse... More »

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An MRI scan is a medical test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create a detailed picture of organs and other structures inside the body. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. 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 »

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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 »

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 »