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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! MRI

Word! MRI

What's in this Article?

MRI

Are you ready for what MRI stands for? It's magnetic resonance imaging (say: mag-NET-ik REZ-uh-nents IM-uh-jing). That's a mouthful, but MRI machines do a simple and important thing — they take detailed pictures of the inside of the body that help doctors learn exactly what's wrong when someone is having a problem.

Are you having an MRI? It does not hurt, but you do have to hold still!