“What’s the difference between Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT)?”
Both have their strengths and weaknesses. MRI is best used to view tendons, ligaments, brain and the spinal cord. These types of tissues show up better on the MRI screen. CT is usually preferred for cancer, pneumonia, abnormal chest x-rays and bleeding in the brain, while MRI is often the best choice for viewing a tumor in the brain.
MRI can generate thin-section images of any part of the body from any angle. High definition scanners that generate images at even higher definition and resolution than ever seen before. Scan times are shorter, decreasing problems with patients’ motion while making the whole process more comfortable and relaxed.