magnetic resonance imaging (mri)


Helping to locate and diagnose conditions in multiple regions of the body, Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI) is one of the many technologies we utilize at Mid-Michigan Radiology Associates. In an MRI, a computer produces photos through the reception of radio frequency pulses. Through the four specific areas typically utilized during, magnetic resonance imaging is able to gain internal images without the use of ionizing radiation from x-rays.


When it comes to either long-standing conditions, or conditions that occur without warning, an MRI of the Head is able to produce photos of nearly every internal structure in the brain, including bone and soft tissues.

Some of the most common uses for an MRI of the head are:

  • Brain tumors
  • Causes of epilepsy
  • Chronic conditions, including multiple sclerosis
  • Developmental anomalies
  • Disorders of the eye and pituitary gland
  • Hemorrhages
  • Infections
  • Stroke
  • Vascular problems
  • Headaches

Musculoskeletal MRI

In a multi-purpose examination, musculoskeletal MRI is the preferred method of imaging for examining the body’s major joints, bones in the extremities, soft tissues, and spine for back pain.


Some of the most common uses for an MRI of the musculoskeletal region are:

  • Arthritis, and similar degenerative joint disorders
  • Fractures, in specific patients
  • Infections
  • Injuries developed from sports activities
  • Pain/swelling/bleeding in tissues and extremities
  • Spinal disk abnormalities
  • Tears in ligaments, tendons, rotator cuff, and labrum
  • Trauma-based abnormalities to the spine
  • Tumors


Through MR Angiography, examination of the body’s major blood vessels can be performed, as well as produce photos of these areas in a process that can utilize one of three imaging technologies.


MR Angiography is able to analyze the body’s blood vessels in a number of key areas, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms and hands
  • Brain
  • Chest
  • Heart
  • Legs & feet
  • Neck
  • Pelvis



A Body MRI helps to identify and diagnosis conditions relating to all areas of the body not previously referred to in the other MRI processes.


A Body MRI is able to analyze multiple areas and conditions within the chest, including:


  • Cirrhosis of the liver, bile duct/pancreas abnormalities
  • Malformations and inflammation of the blood vessels
  • Kidneys
  • Uterine Fibroids


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