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MRI is a painless, safe, noninvasive diagnostic technology that uses a strong magnet and radio waves to produce 2-D and 3-D pictures, or images, of your internal organs and other soft tissue. MRI creates images that can often provide more information than a biopsy or open surgery. Because MRI can produce clear internal images of your body from any angle, it provides doctors with a wealth of information both quickly and cost effectively. This information often cannot be obtained by any other method.
Doctors use detailed MRI images to diagnose internal injuries as well as to diagnose and determine the extent of diseases, including:
In addition, doctors can use MRI to monitor the effects of medications and treatments inside the body and to detect tissue inflammation.
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is ACR accredited in MRI representing the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
Preparing for your MRI:
Because MRI uses strong magnetic fields, certain metallic materials within your body may present a danger. Before scheduling your procedure, let your doctor know if you have any of the following:
Diagnostic imaging procedures and studies require a doctor’s order. To schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations, please call (719) 557-4444.
We provide many of our required forms online. Please print and fill out the forms corresponding to your exam and bring them with you to your appointment, including a list of your current medications.
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