Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a special diagnostic tool that uses a strong magnet to induce radio energy from the body's cells to create detailed images. No radiation is used for these exams. A small amount of contrast may be injected into a vein during the exam. Some patients should NOT have an MRI exam due to the powerful magnet. You need to notify your provider and technologist if you have a pacemaker, cerebral (head) aneurysm clips, or metal fragments in your eye area. Your MRI technologist will ask you many questions before you enter the room for your exam for safety concerns. As with all of our exams, your MRI will be interpreted by board-certified radiologists and the results will be sent to your ordering provider.