Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging scan, uses a powerful magnet and a computer to take pictures of images of organs, the brain, joints, bone and other soft tissues inside your body. MRI allows clinicians to see your body in narrow slices. The pictures can be taken from the side, from the front or from the bottom as cross-sections. An MRI is safe and effective and does not use ionizing radiation.
Your MRI exam may require an intravenous (IV) injection of contrast so that the blood vessels being evaluated are better visualized. This IV contrast has a low incidence of allergies, but please inform the technologist providing your service of any known allergies you may have.
Typically, the entire MRI exam can be accomplished in 30 to 45 minutes. Please let your technologist know if you are claustrophobic. Conscious sedation for claustrophobic patients may be required and administered by a medical staff physician.
WNJ is currently equipped with a GE 1.5 Tesla scanner and routinely performs outpatient procedures from 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday - Friday.
Overall Benefits of MRI:
To schedule your next imaging procedure, please call Radiology Scheduling at (903) 870-3604.