Head MRI at Sky Ridge Medical Center

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that helps doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions.

Common Uses of a Head MRI

MR imaging of the head is performed to help diagnose:

  • Tumors of the brain.
  • Developmental anomalies of the brain.
  • Vascular anomalies of the head (aneurysm for example).
  • Disorders of the eyes and the inner ear.
  • Stroke.
  • Trauma patients (in selected patients).
  • Disease in the pituitary gland.
  • Certain chronic disorders of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis.
  • Causes of headache.

Doctors also use the MR examination to document brain abnormalities in patients with dementia.