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Imaging and Radiology

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the hospitals of Methodist Health System

What is an MRI?

An MRI uses radiofrequency waves (rather than radiation) and a strong magnetic field to produce clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues.

Who needs an MRI?

MRI can help diagnose a broad range of disorders and diseases including cancer, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke, neurological disorders, and disorders of the joints or musculoskeletal system. Because it doesn’t use radiation, MRI is often preferred for examining the reproductive system, pelvis, hips, or bladder.

Where is this test performed?

MRI is available by the order of a physician at:

Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Methodist Richardson Medical Center


The topics and content presented in the animations were provided by an independent source and were not created, edited, or the accuracy confirmed by Methodist in any manner. They are for informational purposes only. They are not intended to be a substitute for medical advice and information provided by your health care provider. Any decision you make regarding your health care options should be made after consulting a qualified physician.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, or any other affiliated institution.

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