Brain and Spinal Column
MRI is the best method for imaging the subtle structures of the brain. It is also very effective for visualizing problems with the soft tissues of the spinal column such as the disks, the spinal cord and the nerve roots.
Muscles and Joints
Our system of muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones need a variety of imaging methods depending on the problem at hand. MRI is very good at defining the soft tissue elements and how they relate to the bone. Small tears of the ligaments and damage to cartilage can often only be seen by MRI.
MRI is an important tool in diagnosing problems of the internal organs. It is not typically the first imaging done but when CT and Ultrasound fail to provide definitive answers, MRI may be able to supply the information to make a diagnosis.