Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an exam that produces images of the internal body without the use of radiation; therefore, making it safe for any age group. There are multiple MRI units that can be made available to patients within the UMIH network which include: 3T, 1.5T, 1.5T Wide Bore as well as Open and High Field Open Units if a patient is claustrophobic. A MRI exam can be used to diagnose numerous medical conditions and/or rule out a diagnosis.
A gown will be provided to all patients who need to complete this exam. The duration of the exam varies by the type of MRI that will performed, generally, 20 to 45 minutes is required. During the exam, it is crucial that the patient not make any movements as it can result in blurry images. The ordering physician is to determine if contrast will be administered during the exam.