What is an MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. The detailed images allow physicians to better evaluate parts of the body that cannot be adequately assessed with other imaging methods such as x-ray, computed tomography (CT or CAT scanning) or ultrasound. NO Radiation involved!
MRI IS USED TO EVALUATE:
- Bones and joints
- Spine conditions
- Breast Imaging
- Organs of the abdomen and pelvis
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With a short design, many exams can be done with your head outside of the system.
No need to alter your diet or medication prior to an MRI exam. The technologist may ask you about drug allergies and any prior surgeries you may have had. Please indicate if you might be pregnant. MRI is a non-radiation exam.
Upon arrival our MRI technologist will review MRI screening questions. We will ask you to change out of your street clothing into an approved MRI gown and pants. At this time we will ask you to lock all personal items into one of our lockers. The key will remain on you the entire time.