High Field MRI

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MRI is a non-invasive, diagnostic imaging technique that uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce images of the regions of interest of your body designated by your physician. It gives your physician the ability to see detailed images of your anatomy. Conventional High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging systems usually operate at stronger field strengths than Open MRI systems. While both provide excellent diagnostic results the high field MRI scan times are up to 1½ times faster than an open MRI scan. Typically the average scan time for an MRI exam is roughly 20 to 40 minutes. Some exams require an injection of contrast which would then add some additional time to the exam.

What To Expect

The patient-friendly facilities offer a comfortable setting. The technologist will simply ask you to lie down on a cushioned table, which will move into the magnet, after you have been positioned for your scans. For some patients, a small injection of a contrast agent may be required.

The average MRI exam usually takes between 20-40 minutes. After the exam, you may return to work or home and resume normal activities. A radiologist will promptly review and interpret your images and deliver a report to your physician.

Exam Preparation

Usually, there are no dietary restrictions before an MRI exam. However, we do ask you to take the following pre-cautions for your own personal safety and to ensure that we get the best possible images.

Please do not wear hairspray, eyeglasses, jewelry, a hearing aid or any removable dental work. You can remove any of the above mentioned items and leave them in your dressing room prior to the exam.

Finally, and most important, inform your technologist if you have a pacemaker, a metal plate, pin, or other metallic implant, cochlear implants/ metallic ear implant, aneurysm clips, or if you are pregnant. Also, it is important to know if you have been exposed to metallic fragments through a war wound, as a metal worker, etc.

High Field MRI services are offered at the following locations:

  • Columbus North

No Insurance?

For individuals who do not have insurance coverage, Advantage offers low self pay rates for all radiology exams including MRI and CT. Advantage's rates are a fraction of what other imaging companies offer.

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