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Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI, uses a magnet and radio waves to look inside your body.
Diagnosing torn ligaments, tumors, brain or spinal cord conditions, examining organs.
You lie still on a table that slides inside a tunnel-shaped machine. You may ahve ot hold your breath for parts of the exam. For some MRI scans, you may receive a "contrast dye," which makes parts of your body show up better. The dye can be given through an intravenous (IV) tube or a syringe in your arm. Some dye is given in a drink.
If you are scheduled for an MRI: