MRI interpretation

Tutorial key points

  • A basic understanding of MRI physics helps in the interpretation of MRI images
  • MRI produces detailed images of many body parts but is not always the best imaging modality
  • A wide range of different MRI images can be produced to help answer specific clinical questions
  • A systematic approach is required for MRI image interpretation
  • There are important safety issues regarding the use of MRI

In this tutorial, you have learned the basic physics necessary for understanding MRI image formation and the basic knowledge required for interpretation of MRI images.

You have learned a systematic approach to viewing MRI images, and have learned about the safety issues regarding the MRI scanner.

Page author: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust UK (Read bio)

Last reviewed: September 2017