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How Does an MRI Work?

Unlike X-rays and CT, MRI does not use ionizing radiation. Instead, it uses magnetic fields and pulses of radio waves to temporarily and harmlessly energize molecules in your pet’s body. As they relax, these energized molecules give off a signal that’s made into an image. Like CT, MRI is also three-dimensional as it takes “slices” through an object, adding the dimension of depth.