Diagnostic Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the most advanced diagnostic imaging study available today. It enables radiologists to detect abnormal tissues caused by an injury, tumor or medical illness and finds conditions that previously could only be identified through surgery. MRI is very safe and images are formed without the use of radiation or radioactive substances of any kind. Instead, it uses strong magnetic fields. Before your scan, it is important to let your doctor and the MRI staff know if you have any of the following:

  • Cardiac pacemaker, defibrillator, artificial heart valve or recent heart surgery
  • Metal plate, pin or other metal implant
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Insulin pump or other infusion pump
  • Aneurysm clips or past brain surgery
  • Stents
  • Previous gun wound, shrapnel or metal fragments
  • Inner ear implant (cochlear implant)
  • Metal fragments in eye or face (including metal shavings, slivers, bullets or BB’s)
  • Permanent (tattooed) eyeliner
  • Tattoos
  • Body piercings
  • Any other object that may contain metal
  • Pregnancy
  • Neurostimulator (TENS unit or device to stimulate nerves)


Schedule a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) appointment.