MRI interpretation

Tutorial key points

  • A basic understanding of MRI physics helps in the interpretation of MRI scans
  • 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 image interpretation
  • There are important safety issues regarding the use of MRI

In this tutorial, you will learn the basic knowledge required for interpretation of MRI scans.

The tutorial covers the basic physics necessary to understand how MRI images are formed.

You will learn about the different types of MRI images commonly encountered and a systematic approach to image interpretation.

Safety issues regarding the MRI scanner are also discussed.

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

Last reviewed: September 2017