Here at Beacon medical we offer a state-of-the-art MRI clinic helping patients take control of their health and wellbeing. An MRI scan can examine almost any part of the body and can help identify and diagnose a variety of conditions.
As well as being a source for diagnosing illnesses, MRI scan results can be used for managing treatment plans and assessing the effectiveness of previous treatments. MRI scans are commonly used for the brain, spinal cord, bones, joints, abdomen, pelvic region, heart and blood vessels, breasts and more.
What is MRI?
An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan is a common, non-invasive and painless procedure. An MRI scan uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body. They are very useful for looking at soft tissue structures, for example muscles and ligaments.
Visually, an MRI scanner is a large tube that contains powerful magnets. You will be asked to lie inside the tube throughout the duration of your scan. Although you may find it uncomfortable if you have claustrophobia, no evidence has been found to suggest there’s any risk associated with an MRI, which means that MRI scans are one of the safest medical procedures available.