MRI combines a powerful magnetic field with
a sophisticated computer system and radio waves to produce
detailed pictures of organs and tissues, without the use of
radiation, in order to diagnose a variety of medical
conditions. The images created are sharp, clear and
The procedure is safe, painless, and, because of the
superior clarity of images, it allows for early detection and
treatment of disease without invasive procedures such as
surgery. There are no known side effects following an MRI
examination and no special preparation is required unless
specified by your doctor.
Our short-bore, high-field scanner is open at both ends,
well lit and ventilated. Many claustrophobic patients prefer
this to an “open-sided” MRI, because the scanner is not as
close to them on the top. The image quality of the high field
strength is superior and the scan times are shorter than the
low field strength scanners. A 2-way intercom system and call
button are used so you and the technologist are able to talk
to each other during the exam.
1. Please notify us 24 hours in advance if you are unable
to keep your appointment.
2. Please come to your
appointment 15 minutes early for the completion of
3. Tell your doctor and the
technologist if you are pregnant or think you might be.
Bring Insurance cards and a picture ID and your doctor’s order
if you have it.
5. Bring previously completed related
studies, such as X-Rays, CT, or MRI scans on CD if
You cannot be examined by MRI if you have:
3. Cochlear implants
fragments in one or both eyes