Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used primarily in medical diagnostics to visualize internal structure, the function of tissues and body organs.


MRI uses electric and magnetic fields. The high-frequency pulses (radio waves) stimulate atoms with an odd mass number (dipoles) in the human body, so that they vibrate. Different types of tissues of the body are determined by different so-called relaxation times. In this way, the contrasts between organs and tissues are made visible.


Images showing the body on each possible level depict all organs in detail, thus meaning that potential pathological changes can be recognized.


The process is performed completely without x-rays. However, in Germany it may only be used by radiologists.

This Method offers further Sub-Methods: