What Is an MRI Used For?

    MRIs can see the brain, spinal cord and nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

    MRIs can see the brain, spinal cord and nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. They are well suited to image the body's soft tissues and are often used to look at knee and shoulder injuries. 

    MRIs do not use x-rays or other radiation, making it the test of choice when undergoing frequent imaging for diagnosis or therapy, especially in the brain. 

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