MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. MRI is an imaging technique that provides a visualized detail of internal body tissues. MRI provides much greater contrast and clarity between the different soft tissues of the body than other imaging technologies, making it especially valuable in diagnosing neurological (brain), musculoskeletal and cardiovascular conditions, as well as cancer.
MRI, unlike CT scans, does not use radiation to produce an image but rather uses strong magnetic fields to create images of structures inside the body. While CT scans are used for imaging hard materials in the body like bones, MRI is used to image soft tissue.
Additionally, living an active lifestyle could lead to injury. MRIs are a diagnostic tool for ligament and tissue injuries.
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