Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) helps us visualize the structures of the body that include water and fat molecules. MRI is a technique for taking very clear and detailed pictures of tissues and internal organs using high frequency radio waves delivered in pulses and a strong magnetic field.
Magnetic resonance images can differ with respect to the contrast based upon the specific imaging technique that is used. This is different from Ulstrasound, X-rays, or Computed Tomography (CT), which use only absorption, reflection or scattering to form an image. And unlike X-rays or CT, MRI does not expose the subject to radiation. MRI offers images with excellent contrast between soft tissues. In addition, it’s easier to select thin slices of the image of the body in the MRI for detailed examination.