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Department of Diagnostic Imaging
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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.

Our MRI services include:

  • 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.