• MRI

  • 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:

    • Brain and nervous system disorders
    • Major forms of cancer, including breast cancer
    • Diseases of the gastrointestinal system, liver, pancreas and kidneys
    • Gynecological, prostate and disorders involving the soft tissues of the pelvis
    • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system

    MRI SealIn 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:

    • Tattoos (some older tattoo ink may contain traces of metal)
    • A pacemaker
    • A neurostimulator
    • Ear implants
    • Metal clips in your eyes
    • Implanted port devices
    • An intrauterine device (IUD)
    • Metal plates, pins, screws or surgical staples
    • Metal clips from an aneurysm repair
    • Retained bullets
    • Metal fragments
    • Any other metal objects implanted in your body (tooth fillings and braces are not usually a problem)
  • Schedule your appointment today

    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.

    Want to save time? 

    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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