Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Scripps Green Hospital
10666 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037 US
    Visiting Hours
    • 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Visiting hours may be adjusted based on the patient's needs or wishes.
    • Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • 858-964-1011

Radiation-Free Imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses the body’s natural magnetic properties to see inside the body without radiation, which is used in X-rays and CT scans. The MRI’s powerful magnet, low-intensity radio waves and computer technology create detailed images of soft tissues, muscles, nerves and bones, which enable physicians to diagnose problems quickly and accurately.

MRI scans can assist in the diagnosis of diseases such as cancer, pathologic conditions, vascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders and brain tumors, as well as show the difference between cancer and scar tissue.