Because MRI images are best at showing soft tissue, it is used on the entire body. Soft tissue is more difficult to see in CT, X-Ray, or Ultrasound, so MRI is the best diagnostic tool for things like tendon or ligament injuries, spinal cord abnormalities and brain tumors. It is also commonly used in diagnosing conditions in the breast, heart, any internal organs, blood vessels, joints, and extremities. The scan will produce very detailed, 3 dimensional images that can be viewed from the bottom, top or sides. MRI is a powerful tool to get the correct diagnosis and put you on the path to better health.