Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista

    Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista
    435 H Street
    Chula Vista, CA 91910 US 32.6337 -117.083
      Phone
      619-691-7000
      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.
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

    Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
    4077 5th Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103 US 32.7515 -117.16
      Phone
      619-294-8111
      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.

Safety During Your MRI

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An MRI uses a powerful magnet to produce images of the inside of the body. Learn more about MRI safety before your scan.

MRI Services