Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive scan that uses a large, powerful magnet to produce detailed, 3D images of the organs and tissues in the body without ionizing radiation.
HALO MRI Center’s Team
Our team is MRI Accredited to provide you the best image quality possible.
A 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.
At HALO MRI Center, you can expect:
- Accredited MRI Technicians
- Board-certified Radiologists
- Warm, compassionate, caring team members
- Same day / next day appointments
- Same day / next day image turnaround time
- Detailed images of your soft tissue, ligaments, or organs
- A safer way for patients who will require multiple imaging sessions
- Reduced risk for pregnant women and pediatric patients
MRI is an effective tool to:
- diagnose disorders of the brain, spinal cord, heart, blood vessels, bones, or joints
- guide procedures, such as biopsies
- screen for prostate cancer and breast cancer
- look for tumors
- get an accurate picture of a patient’s liver, heart, or intestines
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.
Our MRIOur 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 PreparationMRI’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