Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI is a non-invasive procedure that does not use ionizing radiation like X-rays. MR imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radiowaves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of soft tissues, bones and virtually all other internal body structures. MRI's are typically ordered when certain diagnoses may not be assessed adequately with other imaging methods such as an X-ray, ultrasound or CT scans. MR images are read and interpreted in a timely manner by on-site, board-certified radiologists at SOS to allow physicians to more quickly and accurately diagnose and treat medical conditions.
SOS has two traditional closed MRI machines, the GE 1.5T HIGH FIELD MR, which is a high field system in a comfortable design. This patient friendly scanner has a shorter magnet flared at the ends for greater openness and easy patient access.
SOS also offers the GE WIDE BORE 1.5 TESLA MR, a wide open MR which is an ideal solution for claustrophobic patients, larger patients or those uncomfortable in a traditional, closed MR.