Most of our patients are in and out of our offices in less than 35 minutes and in most cases, we send the results to the doctor within 24-hours of the exam! Our radiologists are board-certified and our highly skilled technicians are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and have decades of experience treating patients.
MR imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures.
MRI does not use ionizing radiation (x-rays).Preparation for your MRI will depend on the type of exam. Before your MRI scan, please contact us so we can provide specific instructions and review your health and insurance information.
Because of the magnetic field, you will be asked to wear metal-free clothing, or to change into a gown. You also will be asked to remove any metallic objects, such as jewelry, watches, and hair clips.
Depending on the type of exam, your MRI scan can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). MRI is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases, MRI gives us different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. MRI also may show problems that cannot be seen with other imaging methods.
On the day of the exam please eat normally and take all regular medications unless otherwise directed by your physician. When you arrive you will be asked to review your registration paperwork filled out by our staff. In order to complete your registration we must make a copy of your picture ID as well as your insurance card. The Millenium MRI facility has storage lockers so you will have a place to store personal belongings during the exam.
Upon completion of the registration process, a certified MRI technical will ask you to remove all metallic items. The technical will assist you onto the scanning table. You will lie on your back, relaxed, with your head on a pillow and the patient table will then slide very smoothly into position. You can expect the exam to last 30-45 minutes. After the exam, the technician will lead you back to the dressing room where you can unlock your personal belongings. Results of the scan are provided to your doctor within 24 hours.
The first step to scheduling a MRI with us is contacting your doctor, nurse practitioner, or chiropractor and asking for a MRI referral. We must have a referral from either a doctor, chiropractor, or nurse practitioner to legally preform your scan. After you have either called your physician or had a doctor visit, and they approve the MRI, their office will fax our office a referral. From there we will contact you to schedule your appointment. We can schedule you the very same day we receive the order!