Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides clear and detailed images of internal organs and tissues using radio waves and a strong magnetic field. In the neurosciences, MRI is used to:

  • Diagnose brain tumors, stroke and chronic nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis
  • Detect tissue abnormalities in patients with disorders of the eyes and inner ear
  • Document brain abnormalities in patients with dementia
  • Image diseases of the pituitary gland


Hoag’s MRI services include 3Tesla (most advanced) high-resolution brain imaging with chemical analysis available through Multivoxel MR Spectroscopy (MRS) as well as functional MR (f-MR).