A MRI is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that uses a strong magnetic field and radiofrequency waves to provide detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. To better visualize these organs, a contrast media called gadolinium may be used. It can aid in locating pathologic conditions that may not be found with a general x-ray or CT.
Our Radiology department aims for customer satisfaction and comfort. That is why we now have a several state-of-the-art MRI machines. We have one of the first wide bore 1.5T Magnetom Espree MRI machines at University Imaging Center. The Magnetom Espree provides more headroom, shorter exam times, and better quality images and accommodates people of varying sizes. It is also ideal for the claustrophobic patient.
You can not be imaged if you have:
- A Pacemaker
- Selective Cerebral Aneurysm clips
- Cochlear Implants
- Certain types of implants (metallic)
We perform several different MRI exams which include:
For more information about the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine or to contact one of our radiologists, call the University Physicians Consultation and Referral Service at 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).