Welcome to the Coliseum Imaging Center blog! Our aim is provide helpful, accurate information and insights into MRI trends, injury awareness and prevention as well as medical imaging technology.

MRI combines strong magnetic fields along with radio waves to produced computer-generated images of organs, tissue and the skeletal system.  In many cases, MRI gives different information about structures in the body that can been seen with an x-ray, ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) scan.  Due to the high levels of magnetism, it is important to avoid introducing any kind of metal to the exam area.  According to the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the powerful magnetic forces present during an MRI can attract metal objects abruptly and with great strength, which could cause serious harm to both the patient and the equipment.  It is crucial that one does not enter the MR environment unattended by MR personnel.