MRI scans are one of the safest of all imaging modalities because the use of ionizing radiation is not required and the contrast media used during the MRI exam has very low incidence of side effects.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses, and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone, and virtually all other internal body structures. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor, transmitted electronically, printed or copied to a CD.
With our High Definition MRI system and Advantage Workstation, Arcadia Radiology Medical Group has unprecedented imaging speed and clarity. Our advanced capabilities include brain imaging, evaluation of diabetic patients for low blood flow to the lower legs, extremely high-resolution images of the abdomen for liver exams with shorter breath holds and breast MRI with simultaneous imaging of both breasts.
One of the greatest advances of modern medicine, MRI allows our Radiologists to visualize the earliest signs of a large variety of diseases and conditions including many common forms of cancer. Besides providing the opportunity for early diagnosis, we are able to carefully evaluate the stage or degree of advancement of the condition and help plan for appropriate therapy. All of this leads to greater patient comfort and enhanced care.
Other MRI Procedures:
MRI is also used in the evaluation of diseases of the breast including breast cancer. Click here for more information on Breast MRI.
Depending on the type of exam ordered, a contrast agent may be injected through an IV, this is known as Magnetic Resonance Angiography (or MRA). This type of MRI exam is optimal to see blood vessels and blood flow. Click here for more information on MRA.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exams allow physicians to see inside your body without using x-rays or radiation. In MRI, a powerful magnet is used with radio waves and a computer to create highly accurate images of the inside of your body. MRI is used for a variety of studies such as, the head, neck, spine and back, pelvis and abdomen and joints such as knees, shoulders, ankles and wrists.
Most MRI scans do not require any specific preparation. However, because MRI uses a strong magnetic field, please notify your physician or our office prior to your exam if you have a pacemaker, artificial heart valve or any other metal inside your body.
Important key reminders:
During the exam you will lie inside of a tunnel that is open at both ends. The procedure is completely painless. A Technologist will monitor the exam at all times, and a speaker system will keep you connected to the Technologist. Depending on the type of exam ordered, a special tool (or coil) may be used to enhance certain areas of the body. The average time for an MRI is 30-45 minutes and during that time the machine will make loud knocking or clicking sounds. This is perfectly normal, and for your comfort you may bring in CDs to listen to while you are having the exam. Ear plugs are also provided should you need them. Once the exam is complete, one of Arcadia Radiology Medical Group's Radiologists will interpret the exam and report the findings to your referring physician.
ARMG also offers MRI services for children. For specific instructions regarding MRI for children, or for any other information please contact us.
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Arcadia Radiology Medical Group
612 W. Duarte Road, Suite 101 Arcadia, CA 91007
Monday – Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm