What is MRI?
MRI is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It is a method used by physicians to look inside the human body to obtain anatomical functional diagnostic information.
Our open MRI has a spacious opening to help keep anxious or claustrophobic patients comfortable and secure during the procedure.
When preparing for your scan, it is important to take safety precautions. You will be asked to remove all metal objects. Most metal removable items are not compatible with MRI scanning. Most surgically implanted metal objects are okay to be scanned, although we do need to know about them in advance. We screen and document every metal implant for your safety.
Before your scan, a technologist will talk with you in a private area and give you a locker to store your personal belongings. You will need to remove any metallic objects because they can both interfere with the MR images and lead to injury if brought within the magnetic field. You may be asked to remove glasses, watches, cell phones, keys, beepers, body piercing jewelry, pocket knives, hairpins, clothing with metal fasteners, clothing with metallic threads, hearing aids and some prosthetic devices. It is best to leave jewelry at home; however, we do provide a locked area to store your belongings.
- Hitachi AIRIS II
- Magnet: Permanent 0.3 Tesla
Monday- Thursday 7 a.m-7p.m
Friday 8a.m- 5p.m
Saturday 8a.m- 12p.m
If you have been scheduled for an MRI, please fill out the following forms (Assistant may have given them to you at the time they scheduled your MRI):
Our open MRI is accredited by The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Magnetic Resonance Laboratories in the area of Musculoskeletal MRI.