What is spinal magnetic resonance imaging?

Also known as: magnetic resonance imaging of the spine, MRI of the spine, spine MRI, spinal MRI, lumbar MRI.

A spinal magnetic resonance imaging test is a medical procedure used to take pictures of the spine. Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is performed using magnetic fields and radio waves. It differs from CT scans in that it does not use radiation.


Reviewed by: Yadira L Martinez-Fernandez, MD

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