Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(MRI or MR)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI or MR) is among the safest and most comfortable medical imaging procedures available.
MRI can image virtually any part of the body, including the brain, spine, internal organs, muscle groups, tendons and ligaments, bones, central nervous system, and flowing blood in virtually any part of the body to distinguish possible areas of concern
MRI is Ideal for:
- Diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Diagnosing tumors of the brain
- Diagnosing strokes in their earliest stages
- Diagnosing infections in the brain, spine, abdomen or joints
- Diagnosing tendonitis
- Visualizing torn ligaments in the wrist, knee and ankle, shoulder, and elbow
- Evaluating masses in the soft tissues of the body, abdomen, or pelvis
- Evaluating bone tumors, cysts and bulging or herniated discs in the spine
- Evaluating the arteries and veins throughout the body
How does MRI work?
Utilizing a powerful magnet in conjunction with radio waves to cause tissues in the body to take on specific appearances, MRI allows the radiologist to isolate specific areas or systems for analysis and comparison to healthy tissue. MRI essentially takes slices like slicing a loaf of bread, in any direction, (top-bottom/ side-to side, or front to back).
Denville High Field Open MRI
Oasis 1.2T MRI system sets a high standard for patient-centric care. A unique achievement in high-performance imaging, the Oasis truly open architecture features advanced magnet design, Zenith RF Technology and robust clinical capabilities to achieve high throughput diagnostic performance.
With an unobstructed viewing angle and the industry’s most accommodating patient table, no other MRI system enables you to capture and retain as broad of a patient demographic as Oasis. Even the most challenging patients can be handled with confidence, without compromising on safety, performance, or efficiency.
Offering unmatched patient comfort, rapid workflow, the latest clinical capabilities, and a 99% uptime guarantee, Oasis 1.2T completes your MRI portfolio ensuring all patient referrals can be handled with the best diagnostic results available.
This machine is the best Open MRI in the world – it’s that simple.
What Do I Have to Do?
During the MRI, patients are required to remain still during each imaging sequence, which may last 2 to 6 minutes or a total exam time of 20 to 45 minutes. This is a non-invasive procedure so patients can relax and often nap during these tests.
Denville Diagnostics is designed with patient comfort in mind; patients may relax and listen to their favorite radio station while undergoing their exams. Our accredited, highly trained technologists will make every effort to make even the most anxious patient comfortable.
MRI is not for everyone
Patients who have the following may not be able to have a MRI test:
- Pacemakers/defibrillators or pacing wires
- Metal fragments in one or both eyes
- Inner ear implant
- Spinal stimulators or Brain Stimulators
- Brain Aneurysm Clips (the newer aneurysm clips may be MRI compatible. Your
- surgeon should be able to provide any documentation regarding the composition of the clip)
MRI Pre-procedure Checklist
There is no special preparation for most MRI exams. We encourage our patients to wear comfortable clothing such as a sweat-suit without metal snaps for zippers. As a courtesy to our patients we can offer robes to wear if needed.
For our patient’s safety, we ask patients to remove all hairpins, body piercings, watches, and most jewelry before entering the MRI scan room. It is best to leave your valuables at home. If you are going to have an MRI of the abdomen or pelvis do not eat or drink 3 hours prior to your exam.