MR imaging of the shoulder has indeed become an important imaging modality for that joint. The stretch in the soft tissues, contrast and provide optimal assessment of muscle, tendons, hyaline and fibrous cartilage, joint capsules, fat, bursae and bone marrow. In order to get a clearer picture about the abnormalities, an individual can easily opt for undergoing such tests.
Here are some of the mentioned points that indicates that an individual needs to go for the MRI test. The most common indications for shoulder MRI are suspected rotator cuff tear, shoulder instability, osteonecrosis, neoplasm and infection.  MRI generally uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer in order to produce detailed pictures of various organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually different internal body structures. MRI does not use ionizing radiation and therefore there is no side effect seen after an individual goes through the treatment.

Unlike that of conventional x-ray examinations and computed tomography (CT) scans, MRI is free from any kind of radiation. Instead, radiofrequency pulses re-align hydrogen atoms that naturally exist within the body. This does not cause or tend to change any chemical changes in the tissues. As the hydrogen atoms return to their usual alignment, they produce different amounts of energy depending on the type of body tissue it is in. The MR scanner usually captures this kind of energy and creates various picture of the tissues scanned during the examination.

The magnetic field is usually produced by passing an electric current through wire coils in different MRI units. The experts or the professionals can easily follow up the treatment without making the patient waste a lot of time or suffer much. Here are some of the notable benefits of going through MRI for
shoulder:

  • MRI is indeed a noninvasive imaging technique that does not involve any kind of exposure to ionizing radiation.
  • MRI has proven valuable in treating a broad range of conditions,
    including muscle and bone abnormalities.
  • MRI can help determine correctly patients with different shoulder injuries require surgery.
  • MRI may help diagnose a bone fracture as well when results from x-rays and other tests are not that much clear.
  • MRI enables the discovery of abnormalities that might be obscured by bone with other imaging methods.