Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a state-of-the-art technology that allows physicians to see detailed images of the body. MRI is safe, non-invasive, and uses no radiation. In many cases, MRI can reduce medical expenses by alleviating the necessity of numerous other studies.

– Water and hydrogen atoms make up 95% of the human body. When the body is placed into a magnetic field the hydrogen atoms align.

– A radio frequency is turned on and absorbed by the hydrogen atoms and when the radio frequency is turned off the atoms emit a signal.

– A coil picks up the signal and transmits it to the computer.

– The computer then processes the information to form diagnostic images of the area of interest.

There are no known harmful effects. Patients who have pacemakers, cochlear implants and neurostimulators cannot have an MRI. You will be asked screening questions before your exam to make sure it is safe for you to have an MRI. Our technologists will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

There is usually no preparation necessary. You will be able to eat, drink and take medications prior to most MRI exams. We will provide special instructions when necessary. You will be asked several questions regarding your past medical history when setting up your appointment. We will ask for your insurance information and assist in any pre-authorization which may be required by your insurance company.

Yes, after they have been screened for safety purposes.

Skilled and trained technologists perform your MRI exam. Technologists at the centers managed by MRI Consulting, Inc. are certified in MR imaging by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This designation means they have passed advanced testing in MRI.

Our board-certified radiologists, who have extensive experience interpreting diagnostic images. We have radiologists who specialize in neuroradiology and musculoskeletal imaging.

Our policy is to have a report to your physician within the next business day. However, it is not unusual for us to have the report for your physician the same day.

You will be asked to lie on the scan table and the technologist will make you as comfortable as possible. A coil is placed around the area we will be scanning. When the scanner is acquiring images you will hear various knocking sounds. The technologist will ask you to remain as still as possible while the scanner is acquiring the images. Throughout the test, you will be able to speak to the technologist and listen to the music of your choice.

Exam times vary depending on the type of scan being done, but generally run under one hour.

Some studies require a contrast agent called Gadolinium to be used to enhance the images. Your referring physician or the radiologist will determine if contrast is needed.

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is a method of scanning used to look at blood vessels and blood flow in a specific part of the body. MRA of the neck can screen for stenosis of the carotid arteries. MRA of the brain can screen for vascular malformation, aneurysm and vasculitis.



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