Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Sometimes, your physician needs a clear image of an organ or tissue to help diagnose a disease or check on a treatment’s effectiveness. She or he might need more information than an X-ray, CT scan, or ultrasound reveals. In those cases, your physician may want you to have a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test. MRI is a noninvasive method of scanning the body that uses powerful magnets to create an image of the inside of your body.
MRI tests can focus on almost any area of the body, including the head, chest and abdomen, bones and joints, spine, and blood vessels. When you get an MRI test, the part of the body being scanned goes inside a large machine that emits a magnetic field. The MRI technologist talks you through the procedure (which lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours), and the resulting images will be interpreted by a radiologist or other physician.
We offer MRI tests at many ProMedica facilities. Most of our radiology sites are "full service" sites, which means that they offer MRI along with general X-ray, ultrasound, CT, fluoroscopy, interventional and gastrointestinal studies.