MRI Machine

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a diagnostic technique, which provides images of the body’s internal structures without the use of radiation. Southwestern medical center has a state of the art 1.5 Tesla 8 channel MRI. These images are produced using magnetic fields and radio waves.

A specific screening form must be completed and checked before entering the MRI suite.

Some MRI exams performed include, but are not limited to: brain, carotids, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA), Magnetic Resonance Venography (MRV) and run offs of the extremities.

MRI is used to identify brain tumors, strokes, and nervous system disorders, disease of the pituitary gland, bone, joint damage, injury, infection, tumors, and degenerative disorders. MRI can also be utilized to reveal tumors not seen by other imaging modalities, functional disorders in organs such as lungs, liver, pancreas, kidney, and spleen..