MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a non-invasive diagnostic procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio frequencies to generate detailed anatomical and functional images. MRI scans have an advantage over some forms of scanning because they can image different types of organ tissue without ionizing radiation. MRI exams are among the most accurate and advanced medical imaging procedures offered today. The images produced are much clearer and more detailed than X-rays—helping your doctor give you a better, earlier and more complete diagnosis.
Our “Open” MRI systems make it possible for you to come to a facility where you can be examined — without the concern of being placed in a narrow tube for an extended period of time. That’s why it’s called Open MRI. This advanced MRI system is ideal for pediatric, elderly, claustrophobic, anxious, and those uncomfortable in a closed MRI system.
Your comfort during the procedure is one of our highest priorities. We can achieve it through your help with the following:
For your safety, some conditions may prevent you from having an MRI. If any of the following apply, please tell your doctor or MRI technologist, or let the center know when you schedule your appointment.
When your procedure is finished, you should feel no side effects and can resume your normal activities. If you received a contrast agent for the scan, you may be advised to drink plenty of fluids for a few hours after the exam. Here’s what happens next: