Northern Light Mayo Hospital
897 W Main StDover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create cross-sectional images of your head and body. Your doctor uses these detailed, clear images to identify and diagnose a wide range of conditions.
MRI is a noninvasive way for your doctor to examine your body, in particular, your brain, neck, spinal cord and soft tissues. MRI often helps with the diagnosis of central nervous system disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, because it produces such high-resolution images of the brain and spinal cord.
MRI is also used to: Identify brain tumors, strokes and chronic disorders of the nervous system; Reveal brain abnormalities in people with dementia; Diagnose diseases of the pituitary gland; Locate eye or inner ear tissue abnormalities; Identify damage caused by heart attack or heart disease; Detect blood vessel plaques and blockages; Identify and diagnose bone and joint damage; Identify bone and joint infections, injuries, degenerative disorders and tumors; Reveal tumors and functional disorders in organs such as the lungs, liver, pancreas, kidney and spleen; Detect breast cancer; Detect reproductive system and bladder problems.
Joann Lovell, RTR, Department Leader
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