We will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

Neck MRI- Benefits and Risks


  • Neck MRI allows our radiologists to take detailed images of a patient’s neck, making the process of identifying neck abnormalities or injuries easier and quicker.
  • MRI does not use ionizing radiation (high-energy radiation that can be potentially damaging).
  • There are no known harmful side-effects associated with temporary exposure to the strong magnetic field used by radiologists.


  • The magnet may cause pacemakers, artificial limbs and other implanted medical devices that contain metal to malfunction or heat up during the neck MR exam.
  • Any loose metal object may cause damage or injury if it gets pulled toward the magnet.
  • Dye from tattoos can cause skin irritation.
  • Prolonged exposure to radio waves during the exam could lead to slight warming of the body.