Magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images that help medical providers identify abnormalities including recent strokes, brain tumors, joint damage, infection, tumors, and nervous system disorders without using radiation. Sovah Health also offers open wide bore MRI machine which allows patients to feel more comfortable and reduces claustrophobic anxieties.
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI, uses a magnet and radio waves to look inside your body.
Diagnosing torn ligaments, tumors, brain or spinal cord conditions, examining organs.
You lie still on a table that slides inside a tunnel-shaped machine. You may ahve ot hold your breath for parts of the exam. For some MRI scans, you may receive a "contrast dye," which makes parts of your body show up better. The dye can be given through an intravenous (IV) tube or a syringe in your arm. Some dye is given in a drink.
If you are scheduled for an MRI:
Sovah Health offers open MRI scanner which provides an entirely different scanning experience compared to a traditional MRI. The scanner is specifically designed to meet the needs of larger or claustrophobic patients. Parents also prefer the open-design scanner, as it allows them to remain next to their child throughout the scan.
The equipment offers an ultra-fast workstation to make patient exams as quick and smooth as possible. The new technology also allows for anatomically specific advanced imaging for orthopedic, neurological, vascular and abdomen/pelvis scans.
The large opening allows for maximum space for the patient. And with the short front to back magnet width, most of the exam is done with the patient's head clear of the magnet area. This high-quality scan is fast and accurate. It includes imaging stabilizing software to further improve image quality.
The medical imaging department also offers a conventional MRI scanner, which can accommodate most patients. Our highly trained and experienced MRI team are committed to helping our patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible throughout their scan. They will do whatever is necessary to ensure a high-quality, successful scan experience!