Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic tool that uses a combination of magnetic fields, radio waves and computer technology to produce highly detailed pictures of the human body. No radiation is used in this type of test. Kent's Outpatient Imaging Center uses the area's most advanced high-speed, high-field technology, the Siemens Avanto system. This device provides greater patient comfort and is significantly quieter that other MRI devices.
What should you experience during your MRI exam?
MRI testing is non-invasive and painless (some exams may require an injection to improve contrast (visibility) of the image. There is no radiation associated with MRI and the new technology is much more comfortable for adults and children, especially those who may experience claustrophobia (fear of an enclosed space).
MRI is used for exams of:
- Extremities (bones and/or joints).
- Breast tissue.
- Head and neck.
The technologists at the Kent Outpatient Imaging Center are registered and certified in magnetic resonance imaging and our board-certified radiologists are experienced in the interpretation of MRI studies. They will provide a full and timely report to your referring physician.