With our two facilities, we accommodate a full range of MRI services that address almost all clinical scenarios. For patients with issues of weight or claustrophobia, we offer Open MRI Scanning. And our Hitachi High Field MRI is the gold standard in high performance, available for:

  • Brain and orbit imaging
  • Spine imaging
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Abdominal and pelvic imaging
  • Chest and cardiac imaging

Our equipment has been uniquely configured with protocols that are set up with the comfort of the patient in mind. And because we use yearly accredited machines, we maintain the highest standard of imaging in both High Field and Open MRI

What Is a MRI Scan?

In contrast to the more common X-Ray that uses ionizing radiation, MRI uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves and a computer. This enables MRI to make very detailed pictures of bone, organs, soft tissues and any other body structures. The physician can then view the pictures on the computer for further evaluation.

How Is MRI Performed?

MRI examinations are typically done on an outpatient basis and can usually be completed in less than 30-45 minutes.

Patients are positioned on a moveable exam table. A coil containing small components that send and receive radio waves may be placed around the portion of the body being examined. If the patient's particular procedure requires contrast material, the MRI technologist will insert an IV line into a vein in the hand or arm. The exam table will be gently moved into the MRI machine and the technologist will go to an adjacent room where he/she can perform the exam while watching the patient through a window. The MRI technologist will be able to communicate with the patient through a sound system at any time. In addition, the patient will have headphones and will be able to listen to music throughout the procedure.

Once the exam is completed, the technologist may ask the patient to wait while he/she checks the images and determines if any additional pictures are required. If the patient needed an IV, it will then be removed.

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