Neurological and vascular disease
Spine, joint and musculoskeletal disorders
Liver, pancreas, kidney, and breast disease
•Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System: MRI is often used to study the foot, ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, hand, and wrist. MRI is also a highly accurate method for evaluation of soft tissue structures such as tendons and ligaments, which are seen in great detail. Even subtle injuries of cartilage, ligaments, and bone can be detected.
•Imaging of the brain and spine: MRI is the most sensitive technique for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, cerebral infarction and stroke. Obstructed blood vessels, vascular malformations, and aneurysms are readily detected with MRI. Tumors of the brain and spine are accurately diagnosed with this technology. MRI is commonly used for the noninvasive diagnosis of spinal problems including disc herniation and spinal stenosis.