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MRI is a noninvasive test that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create images of the body without using radiation. This type of exam allows excellent characterization of the soft tissue and has applications in evaluating the brain, spinal cord, blood vessels, bones, joints, pelvis and organs of the body. Our open-bore scanner is designed to minimize feelings of claustrophobia.

Types of studies performed:

  • Arthography
  • Breast
  • MRA


    Exam Prep

    For your health and safety, metal workers or others with a history of metal shrapnel in the eyes will require simple x-ray screening prior to entering the MRI scanner.  

    If you have any of the following, you should not undergo an MRI:

    Implanted defibrillator or pacing device
    Cochlear implants
    Aneurysm clips within the brain
    Spinal cord or deep brain stimulators

    Other metallic devices are potential hazards. Please inform the personnel and physicians at our facilities if you have any of the following items:

    Heart valves
    Infusion ports and catheters
    Insulin pumps
    Vascular stents
    Artificial limbs or joint implants
    Metal pins, screws, plates

    For patient health and safety, we require simple x-ray screening for metal workers or others with a history of metal shrapnel in the eyes before they enter the MRI scanner.