Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

MRI is a noninvasive way for your doctor to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system. It produces high-resolution images of the inside of the body that help diagnose a variety of problems.

Modern, safe examinations for clarifying the diagnosis and prescribing the proper treatment.

  • MRI of the brain
  • MRA of the brain arteries
  • MRI of the spine
  • MRI of the large joints (hip, shoulder, knee)

An MRI of the spine shows the bones, disks, spinal cord, and the spaces between the vertebral bones where nerves pass through.

MRI of the brain
Complex MRI examination of the spine
MRI of the knee joint (one joint)
MRI of the shoulder joint

Preparation for magnetic resonance imaging

Most tests of this type do not require special preparation. You can eat, drink and take prescribed medications before and after the test.

Before an MRI exam, eat normally and continue to take your usual medications, unless otherwise instructed. You will typically be asked to change into a gown and to remove things that might affect the magnetic imaging:

  • Jewelry
  • Hairpins
  • Eyeglasses
  • Watches
  • Wigs
  • Dentures
  • Hearing aids
  • Underwire bras

Contraindications to MRI


  • patient has an artificial pacemaker (cardiac pacemaker)
  • intracranial metal clip forceps
  • periorbital metal foreign bodies, fragments
  • infusion pumps
  • nerve stimulators


  • first trimester of pregnancy
  • congestive heart failure
  • steel structures after surgical interferences
  • stents, intravascular coils, filters, prosthetic heart valves installed

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