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Magnetic resonance imaging scan

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.
How an MRI scan works
During a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, a magnetic field and radio waves are directed at the body. This produces detailed images of the body's structures.
How an MRI scan is performed
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a painless procedure that lasts between 15 and 90 minutes, depending on the size of the area being scanned.
Who can have an MRI scan?
MRI is very safe and most people can have the procedure, including pregnant women and babies. However, it is not recommended for everyone.