Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
We are excited to add this state of the art imaging modality to advance our breast cancer diagnostic capabilities!
As the name implies, MRI images are created using magnetic fields, not ionizing radiation to produce highly detailed images of the inside of the body.
The stronger the magnet, the better the image. It’s that simple. However, the other critical factor in obtaining the best images possible is the training and expertise of the technologists and physicians. In the wrong hands, image quality can be greatly decreased with improper parameter choices. The American College of Radiology has addressed this issue with the advent of their MRI accreditation program. Our short bore GE 16x 1.5T system greatly reduces the feeling of claustrophobia that a small percentage of patients experience. This new MRI provides the most spacious patient area possible without compromising magnet strength and image quality. MRI’s are completely painless, but if you are scheduled for an MRI, it is important to be properly prepared.
- Please let us know if you have any implanted medical devices – IMPLANT ID CARD may be required.
- Metal implants or accessories may not be allowed in the magnet. Please leave metal hair accessories and valuables at home.
- For your safety, please prepare to change in to a gown, before entering the scan room.
If you are having a contrast-enhanced examination, please notify us prior to your exam of any of the following as they could interfere with your exam:
- Kidney Disease (past or present)
- Age 60 or older – LAB WORK REQUIRED