Indications for use and specialized MRI techniques  
 

Since MRI has excellent soft tissue contrast, its greatest use is for evaluating soft tissue structures, as discussed previously in this module.

MRI is indicated in the evaluation of joints and soft tissue tumors and masses of the extremities.

In the neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, MRI is indicated in the evaluation of congenital or structural abnormalities, tumors or other masses of organs and soft tissues.

MRI is indicated to evaluate the brain, face, spinal cord and spine for a wide variety of symptoms and problems.

Specialized techniques include specifically imaging blood vessels and fluid filled structures.