How to Read an MRI

How to Read an MRI – basic but thorough Explanation how to read an MRI including installing and using the viewing software

How to Read Your MRI at Home – Excellent videos showing a more in-depth explanation for patients of how to read your MRI at home

Learn How to Read Your Lumbar MRI – A more in-depth explanation of how to read an MRI with excellent images

Brain MRI

How to Read a Brain MRI – a simple and easy to understand explanation with good images

MRI Brain Interpretation Basics – in-depth slideshow presentation

About DTI MRI – Conventional MRI of 1.5 Tesla misses up to half of brain injury.  DTI with resolution 3.0T

A Decade of DTI in Traumatic Brain Injury: 10 Years and 100 Articles Later

DTI MRI – Medscape

Cervical Spine MRI

How to Read an MRI of a Normal Cervical Spine – designed for primary care physicians

How to Read an MRI of the Cervical Spine with Nerve Root Compression – designed for the primary care physician

How to Read an MRI of the Cervical Spine with Stenosis and Spinal Cord Injury – designed for the primary care physician

Shoulder MRI

How to Read Your Shoulder MRI – For patients

Thoracic Spine MRI

Understanding an MRI of the Normal Thoracic Spine – designed for primary care physicians

Lumbar spine MRI

How to Read an MRI of the Normal Lumbar Spine – designed for primary care physicians

Understanding X-Rays of the Lumbar Spine – for diagnosing lower back disorders, designed for primary care physicians

How to Read a Lumbar MRI with Degenerative Spondylolysthesis with Spinal Stenosis – designed for primary care physicians

How to Read a Lumbar MRI with a Herniated Disc – designed for primary care physicians – designed for primary care physicians

How to Read Your Hip MRI – For patients

Video tutorial (for doctors) from a spine conference showing how to read an MRI (56 minutes)

MRI Alternative

The Mi-Eye in office arthroscope by Trice Medical can replace the need for an MRI in some instances.

Radiology Education & Research – a free educational radiology resource with one of the web’s largest collections of radiology cases and reference articles a digital library of radiology education resources

RadiologyED – The place to learn radiology, it has an extensive Radiology Teaching Library

Wiki Radiography – Radiography encyclopedia

InsideRadiology – for the patient and professionals

Musculoskeletal Radiology of Fractures

Online Musculoskeletal Radiology Book – Information for patients

Chest X-ray – Chest x-ray calculators and tools; thoracic radiology lectures

Medscape radiology

Radiographics  – publications online

DAVID, Online Atlas of Human Anatomy for Clinical Imaging Diagnosis

TMJ Anatomy & Function University of Washington – Diagnostic Radiology Anatomy Module

Brief info about Myelogram Hershey Med C./Penn State U.

Myelogram Radiology Dept at Methodist Health Care System

Myelogram vs MRI a pediatric radiology and pediatric imaging digital library

CT Scans for Children  Reduce Radiation

Radiology Societies / Associations / Journals

Radiological Society of North America, Inc.

Society of Interventional Radiology

The American Board of Radiology

American Journal of Roentgenology

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Institute for Biomedical Research

Aunt Minnie – Radiology Starts Here CME and a comprehensive website for the radiology professional


Primal Pictures Software that specializes in 3-D computer graphics of human anatomy with color graphics that are remarkable for their clarity and precision.  I just received the Interactive Knee which is absolutely amazing.  It shows the knee at various depths in various types of images such as 3d Model Mode; Topic Mode with views for Anatomy, Surgery, Biomechanics & Radiology; and MRI Mode.  There are movies such as one which shows a doctor conducting a McMurray’s test. The view or movie is on the left side of the screen with corresponding text on the subject, on the right. Everything is interactive and changes to correlate with the word you click on. This is a fabulous program for the medical profession or the personal injury attorney. While it would be interesting for a lay person with a knee injury, it is easier to use with a basic understanding of the knee and would require the lay person to spend some time learning. I highly recommend this software. Primal Pictures, Ltd can be reached at 1-800-716-2475.