Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a safe diagnostic imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce pictures of your internal anatomy. An MRI can detect abnormalities of tissue, such as those in the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscle, which cannot be detected by a traditional X-ray. An MRI is the safest and clearest way to distinguish diseased from healthy tissue and does not expose you to any radiation.
Magnetic Resonance Angiography is an imaging test of the arteries and vessels carrying blood throughout your body. An MRA can detect arterial or vessel abnormality, such as clogging or blocking. Your physician will discuss a treatment plan with you.
Watch this informative video about MRI safety from ASNR:
- Some metal implants
- Metal clips (surgically implanted)
- Cochlear implants
Preparation for exam:
Depending on the area to be examined, preparation varies. Please check with the facility prior to your appointment. If you are or think you might be pregnant, please inform your technologist before your procedure
Length of exam:
The MRI is performed by a technologist and normally takes 20 – 60 minutes.
After your exam:
A Diversified Radiologist will interpret your images and a report will be sent to your referring physician within 24 hours of your test.
MRI/MRA Imaging Services include but are not limited to:
- Soft Tissue