Open Bore MRI
(Magnetic Resonance Imaging) a noninvasive medical test
What is an MRI?
MRI examinations generally have no preparation instructions. If you are scheduled for a study that requires contrast you will be given specific instructions at the time of scheduling and also may require blood work before your exam. MRCP exams do require the patient to be NPO for 4 hours prior to the exam.
At the time of scheduling you will also be asked a series of screening questions, if you have any metallic implants, pacemaker, cochlear implants or history of working with metal please inform our scheduler.
Most MRI exams are performed in about 30 minutes, contrast enhanced exams will require additional time. We will ask you to wear comfortable clothing but we will ask you to change prior to the procedure. Once your exam is complete, the images will be review by a board certified radiologist and a report will be sent to your physician.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio waves, to create images of the body’s internal organs and structures. MRI provides physicians more detailed information that can’t otherwise be seen on other imaging methods such as X-rays, ultrasound exams, or CT scans. In some cases, an intravenous (IV) contrast may be used during the MRI exam to show abnormal tissue more clearly. Our open-bore MRI provides superior image quality with more open space than a traditional closed MRI. This MRI can accommodate a patient up to 550 pounds.
Lourdes Imaging Associates utilizes the most up to date equipment and protocols to ensure that we provide the best images possible. We provide MRI services for almost any area of the body and also sub- specialized MRI’s which include MR Arthrography, Breast MR, MR Brachial Plexus, Cardiac MR, MR Enterography and Eovist studies for the Liver.