Magnetic Resonance Imaging at BIDMC

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging tool that produces detailed images of the body without the use of X-rays.

MRI Exams

Patient listens to providers before an MRI scanMRI exams that we perform include:

  • Routine neurological exams
  • Routine musculoskeletal exams
  • Routine abdominal exams
  • MR enterography
  • MR spectroscopy
  • MR elastography
  • Functional MRI
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic MRA and MRVs
  • Lymphedema MRIs
  • MRIs for patients with pacemakers
  • MRIs for patients with deep brain stimulators

Preparing for your MRI  Frequently Asked Questions

About MRI

The images produced by an MRI are created using a large magnet, radio waves and a computer system to process the data. Procedures using MRI involve no ionizing radiation.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been at the forefront of MRI clinical care since the early days of MRI use. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment that produces high-quality images, a very important tool for planning your medical treatment.

Our faculty and staff are highly trained and dedicated to giving the best possible patient care, and are actively spearheading innovative research. Additionally, our MRI scanners have been accredited by the American College of Radiology for image quality and system accuracy.