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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a procedure in which a magnet linked to a computer is used to create detailed pictures of areas inside the body. The technology produces images that are like a slice of anatomy and can produce images in an infinite number of planes through the body. MRI uses a large magnet which surrounds the patient, radio frequencies and a computer to produce frequencies.

The MRI division of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging offers a full range of services, all accredited by the American College of Radiology.

These services include MRI of the:

  • Abdomen for liver disease and kidney disease
  • Brain, internal auditory canal, orbits
  • Internal auditory canal only
  • Orbits only
  • Pituitary
  • Breast
  • Chest
  • Extremity
  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Pelvis for cysts, diverticulitis, endometriosis, fistula, prolapse or bladder
  • Shoulder
  • Spine screen
    • Entire spine
    • C-spine
    • T-spine
    • L-spine

Other services include:

  • Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA), a type of MRI scan that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to create pictures of blood vessels
    • Abdomen
    • Head
    • Neck
    • Pelvis
  • MRI-guided breast biopsy
  • MR enterography, which takes detailed pictures of the small bowel, for Crohn's disease
  • Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), a non-invasive technique that uses MRI to see the biliary and pancreatic ducts


If your doctor has requested an MRI, you can make an appointment Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Staff is on call 24 hours a day.

To make an appointment, call (401) 274-1122, ext. 41248.

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