Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an examination that can produce very detailed images of your body without the use of radiation. MRI uses magnetic fields and radio waves to visualise your internal organs and soft tissues such as the brain, spinal cord, blood vessels, muscles, cartilage and skin. MRI uses a very powerful magnet; therefore it may be necessary check any surgical implants to determine if it is safe for you to have a scan. This includes pacemakers, aneurysm clips, stapes (ear) implants or other metallic foreign bodies. You are welcome to bring your iPod, mp3 player or iPhone as we are able to play music for the majority of our examinations.