- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
- 9888 Genesee Avenue
- La Jolla, CA 92037 US 32.8852 -117.225
- Visiting Hours
- 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Visiting hours may be adjusted based on the patient's needs or wishes.
- Emergency Services
- The ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Imaging Without Ionizing Radiation
Magnetic resonance imaging, also known as an MRI, is a painless imaging procedure used to help your physician diagnose a wide variety of conditions, including heart and vascular disease, stroke, cancer, joint disorders, breast disease and neurological conditions.
The MRI scanner uses a powerful magnet, radio waves and computer technology to produce pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and most other internal body structures from all angles, without ionizing radiation. Single MRI images are called slices. One exam produces dozens or sometimes hundreds of images.
In many cases, magnetic resonance imaging provides different information about structures within the body than can’t be viewed through other imaging procedures.
An MRI uses a powerful magnet to produce images of the inside of the body. Learn more about MRI safety before your scan.
There are many types of MRI including: