No. An MRI uses a powerful magnet in conjunction with radio frequency waves to generate images of your internal organs and structures. It’s one of the least invasive tests that can see inside the body.
MRIs allow doctors to see images of your internal organs and structures in great detail from many angles. This gives them information more quickly and, in many cases, more economically than past tests and exploratory surgeries. A typical exam lasts between 20 and 60 minutes.
If you or someone you know would like to schedule an MRI, please call the East Jefferson Imaging Center at 504-885-4223 or visit us online at www.ejgh.org/eastjeffersonimaging.