It allows doctors to see inside your body in a non-invasive way that can help doctors provide accurate diagnoses and effective treatments for their patients, which may not be visible with other types of imaging tests, such as X-rays or CT scans.
In general, getting an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a painless procedure. However, some people may experience discomfort or even mild pain during the procedure. This can happen if you have a hard time lying still for an extended period of time. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort during the procedure, it’s important to let the medical staff know right away so they can address your concerns and make you as comfortable as possible. Additionally, if you have any metal objects in your body, such as a pacemaker or metal implants, the MRI may not be safe for you and you should inform your doctor before the procedure.
Implanted devices like pacemakers, cochlear implants, or other metal implants can affect MRI because the magnetic field of the MRI scanner can cause the metal in the device to move or heat up, which can cause damage to the surrounding tissue. It’s important to inform your healthcare provider if you have any implanted devices before scheduling an MRI to ensure your safety and to determine if any additional precautions need to be taken during the procedure. In some cases, it may not be safe to have an MRI if you have certain types of implants.
No, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) does not use radiation. Instead, it uses a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed pictures of the inside of your body.
The length of an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) can vary depending on what part of your body is being scanned and how many images need to be taken. However, the average length of an MRI scan can last between 15 to 45 minutes to complete.
During an MRI, you will lie down on a table that slides into a large tube-shaped scanner. While you are inside the scanner, you will need to remain very still so that the images produced are clear and accurate. While the MRI is taking place, you may hear loud tapping or knocking noises coming from the scanner. This is completely normal and nothing to be worried about, and you will be given earplugs or headphones to help block out the noise.
Your exam will be completed in less than an hour, with your physician usually receiving results within 24-48 hours.
Both are medical tests that help doctors see inside your body. However, there are differences:
Depending on the type of MRI scan and medical circumstances, a patient may have either their entire body, or individual parts of their body scanned.
Yes, MRI tables have weight and size limits. This is because the table needs to be able to move you smoothly into the scanner and keep you in the right position during the scan.
Before your MRI, your doctor or the MRI staff will ask you about your weight, height, and any medical conditions you have.
We use the Open-Bore design Espree 1.5 Tesla Magnet, in order to increase our patient’s comfort during a scan and providing quality imaging in a timely manner.
Our MRI scanners are produced and manufactured by Siemens.