MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create cross-section images of our patients. This technology creates a very detailed image of the brain and spinal cord and has become almost essential when evaluating problems from these areas. The precise localization of the cause of the problems by our neurologists allows the evaluation of the brain or certain section of the spinal cord for problems that could not be diagnosed any other way other than surgery. We are learning additional ways in which MRI can help our patients that are similar in the human field and include cardiac and abdominal organ evaluation. These images are stored in a central hospital computer and can be viewed hospital wide.