Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field to create clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. Since MRI does not use X-rays, no radiation exposure is involved. MRI is useful in diagnosing diseases in all parts of the body including cancer, vascular and heart disease, liver and bile duct abnormalities, stroke and other neurological diseases, as well as joint and musculoskeletal disorders. An MRI exam may take approximately 30-40 minutes and consists of several imaging series. Some studies will require a small intravenous injection of an MRI contrast agent that usually contains the metal Gadolinium. MRI contrast does not contain iodine, an element that is used in other contrast agents for X-rays or CT scans. Thousands of MRI’s are conducted each year and technology has improved this system so vastly that a doctor can image abnormalities in a matter of seconds.
Not everyone can be scanned using this process. Very large people, those who wear pacemakers, those who may have metal fragments in their eyes from prior injury, those with recent metal implants or some surgical clips and those who are claustrophobic often cannot be safely scanned.
Our MRI is impeccably designed to avoid claustrophobia. With the many coils and highly trained radiographers, your MRI experience will be one of comfort and convenience providing clear images that will be interpreted by our highly skilled and experienced radiologists.
Mon – Fri – 8am – 5pm (2:00-11:00 Local time)
Sat – 8am – 12pm (2:00-6:00 Local time)