There are many different types of medical imaging that can produce pictures of the bones, organs, and soft tissues in your body. Some imaging procedures, like X-ray and CT scans, use high energy light that can pose a risk of radiation exposure. MRI does not carry this risk, making it a preferred imaging procedure in many cases.
MRI works without radiation emission, so it is not a risk for the patient. There is no pain associated with undergoing an MRI, but the patient will need to remain completely still during the scan.
Learn more about imaging procedures and their role in providing accurate diagnoses by contacting SpineOne at (303) 367-2225. We can create a customized treatment experience to help you live free of back pain.