MRI is a powerful tool that uses magnetic fields instead of x-rays to obtain very detailed images of the human body. MRI images have been shown to be very safe for medical purposes.
The MRI scan is performed inside a large cylindrical machine through which a table is able to move. The patient lies on the table and the table is positioned for the exam. RIMI uses scanners which are short in length making the studies much more comfortable for claustrophobic patients. Since the machine uses a strong magnetic field, it is important to let the technologist know of any metal on or in your body.