MRI Scans - Magnetic Resonance Imaging | MedStar Health

An MRI scan uses a large, strong magnet combined with radio waves to generate multiple cross-section images that are then displayed on a computer. MRIs provide a highly detailed picture of any part of the body and show a high level of detail of the brain, spinal cord, heart, abdominal/pelvic organs, and joints.

Body MRI

  • Liver and Pancreas MRI/MRCP: MRI provides excellent visualization of the liver and pancreas as well as the surrounding ducts. Liver MRI is offered to patients with chronic liver disease to screen for cancer and other complications.
  • Pelvic MRI in Women: MRI can help better characterize benign conditions such as uterine fibroids and endometriosis as well as provide images necessary to treat uterine, ovarian, and cervical cancer.

  • Multiparametric Prostate MRI: MRI can be offered to men with elevated PSA levels to help diagnose cancer and can be performed in men with known prostate cancer to help guide their treatment.

  • Gastrointestinal MRI: MRI can be performed in patients with inflammatory disease to help make treatment decisions and to diagnose complications.  MRI is offered to patients with colorectal cancer to help optimize treatment.

  • Cardiac MRI: MRI provides excellent images of the heart. New software offers visualization and physiologic evaluation of coronary stenoses.

Our providers

Radiologist and medical technician at the computer tomography getting a scan

Expert radiology care

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