What is an MRI?
MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, uses radio waves and a magnetic field to create detailed images of your body’s internal structure – soft tissue, organs, bones and more. This non-invasive test helps doctors treat and diagnose medical conditions. It does not use x-rays.
What type of MRI does St. Joseph’s Hospital use?
St. Joseph’s Hospital uses a 1.5 tesla short bore MRI. It is wider and shorter than other MRIs, so patients are more comfortable and relaxed during the test.