An MRI, which stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a medical imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues in your body. These machines are large, tube-shaped magnets. When you lie inside an MRI machine, the magnetic field temporarily realigns water molecules in your body. Radio waves cause these aligned atoms to produce faint signals, which are used to create cross-sectional MRI images akin to slices in a loaf of bread. Usually a MRI is indicated for diagnosis of issues surrounding the Central Nervous System (CNS) which includes the brain and spinal cord. Examples are aneurysms, strokes, tumors, Multiple Sclerosis and traumatic brain injuries. If an MRI is misinterpreted serious injury and lost treatment options can occur. Also, MRI machines can cause serious burn injuries to the patient. In either case you may have grounds for a medical negligence lawsuit. Please call or email our MRI injury attorneys of you have had a disease progress due to a MRI not being properly interpreted.