What anatomical structures are well seen with MRI  
         
 
 
 
     
 

ABDOMEN

The image on the left is a T2 coronal MRI image of the abdomen. Note that the lungs appear black, since air does not give off an MRI signal.

The image on the right is a T1 axial image of the abdomen. Note the fuzzy, ill defined margins of the bowel. This is caused by motion artifact, as the bowel is constantly moving (peristalsing). In the evaluation of bowel, CT is superior to MRI.

Note that the remaining soft tissues are well demonstrated, including the muscles of the back and abdominal wall.