What does 'MRI' mean?

Great question!

Often heard is, “Did you get the MRI of your shoulder (or leg, or……..)?”

Obviously this is a test doctors order to discover more about what is going on inside your body. Suppose you turn your ankle and there may be a ligament strain or perhaps a break in a bone. The doctor will write an order for you to go get an MRI.

The letters stand for Magnetic Resonance Image.

Your body is place in a magnetic field which affects the molecular alignment of molecules in the body part being looked at. The energy released in this whole process is used to print a picture on film, similar to x-rays. However, the detail is much better than x-rays since it allows you to actually “look at” soft tissue like muscles and ligaments and cartilage, the components of joints, for example.

Simply put, an MRI is a super-duper “x-ray” which is MUCH better at looking at non bone parts of our bodies to see if there is any structural damage.

For Your Health,

Dr Jon
The Renegade Doctor, the Medical Heretic

MAR – Metabolic Assessment Regimen
Discover how Healthy you REALLY are!

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