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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Open MRI Scan image

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. An MRI is a test that produces images, or pictures, of the human body using:

  • A large magnet
  • Radio waves
  • A computer

The MRI scanner identifies atoms in your body and uses them to create an image of your internal organs, blood vessels, and tissue, like the one on the right. MRI is also capable of looking at how many major organs "function," such as the brain and heart. MRI can inherently look at the body with 3-D images.

Unlike some other tests, an MRI does not use radiation to produce these images. MRI scans are considered very safe. Risks are low and complications rarely occur.

An MRI creates images that provide your doctor with important information about your body. When used in combination with other tests, an MRI scan can help your doctor diagnose —or rule out— certain conditions in your:

  • Chest
  • Abdomen & Pelvis
  • Heart
  • Brain
  • Back
  • Blood Vessels
  • Spine
  • Prostate

Our Magnet is a closed magnet with an open wide-bore 1.5 Tesla Siemens magnet.


Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens During an MRI?

The staff at the imaging center will help you prepare for the scan, then take you to a specially shielded room where you will be asked to lie on a table. This table slides into the MRI system, where the MRI scan will take place. During the scan you will not feel the magnets or the radio waves, and the procedure itself will not cause pain.

The technologist will observe you throughout the scan and may communicate with you through an intercom located inside the tube. During the procedure you will hear the equipment making thumping sounds. You will need to remain as still as you can because moving even a little while the scan is in progress may blur or distort your images.

How Long Will the MRI Take?

MRI procedures may take between 15-45 minutes, depending on the area scanned and the equipment used. More recent MRI equipment developed by Siemens has been specially designed to complete the exam in less time than traditional MRI scanners. Find out how Siemens' MRI technology allows faster exams and excellent image quality.

Information for Claustrophobic Patients

Because MRI tubes can be narrow, some people may become anxious or claustrophobic during the procedure. If you sometimes feel anxious in small places, be sure to tell the staff when you schedule your appointment. We have a 105 Tesla closed magnet with an open wide bore which has been designed to help reduce the risk of claustrophobia. In addition, our technology will minimize the noise to provide a more pleasant atmosphere for the patient. Also, ear phones are available to help ease anxiety. Siemens has designed MRI equipment to maximizes comfort and help minimize claustrophobia.

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