MRI’s Are Performed In The Wayne Office
New Siemens Espree Short Bore 1.5 Tesla
Medical Park Imaging has two MRI scanners. One “state of the art” high field short-bore scanner and one open scanner. All MRIs are performed by AART (American Registry for Radiological Technology) certified technologists, and interpreted by Board Certified Radiologists.
MRI is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI allows your doctor to see internal organs, blood vessels, tumors, muscles, joints, areas of infection, and more. MRI has proven to be very valuable in diagnosing a broad range of conditions, including sports medicine and neurology.
To date, there are no known effects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The machine creates a magnetic field that sends radio waves through your body, which in turn, creates an image of the inside of your body. An MRI will not expose you to any radiation.
Since the MRI machine uses a strong magnetic field, the following are restricted:
- Cardiac Pacemaker
- Cardiac Defibrillator
- Aneurysm Clips
- Insulin Or Infusion Pump
- Cochlear Implants
- Any Prosthesis
- Heart Valves
- Stents, Coils, Filter
- Vascular Surgical Clips (Aortic or Other)
- Tattooed Eye Make-Up
- Spinal/Ventricular Shunts
The average length of a scan is approximately 30 minutes for each exam performed.
Wear comfortable clothing that has no metal snaps or zippers. Remove all jewelry, hairclips, and hearing aids. You can eat and drink before an MRI (NOT MRCP) so there is no fasting! If you like, bring your favorite cd to listen to!
Breast MRI is used in conjunction with mammography and ultrasound. MRI has been shown to detect small breast lesions and successfully image the dense breast tissue common in younger women as well as those with breast implants. MRI of the Breast is recommended for high risk patients including those with a very strong family history of breast cancer or those who currently have breast cancer.