MRI & BREAST MRI
The state-of-the-art MRI systems located both at HMH Diagnostic Imaging Center and Brandenburg Diagnostic Center offer a wide array of diagnostic imaging capabilities, including diagnoses of stroke, body magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), breast MRI and cardiac imaging. This advanced MRI technology allows for faster exam times and are shorter when compared with older conventional MRI units. For patients who may experience claustrophobia and/or anxiety we offer an Open MRI 1.5 Telsa system at the HMH Diagnostic Imaging Center. O
ur diagnostic imaging services meets the needs and expectations of both patients and physicians by utilizing the latest in technology and providing the highest quality MRI service in the region and is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). At Hardin Memorial Hospital we meet the needs and expectations of both patients and physicians by utilizing the latest in technology and providing the highest quality MRI service in the region. The MRI Center is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
What can you expect?
- The most sophisticated medical technology available for physicians and patients.
- Fully staffed with board certified radiologists, MRI technologists and radiology nurses available seven days a week.
- Due to the highly advanced MRI technology actual exam times are much shorter when compared to the exam process with conventional MRI units.
- Our open MRI has patient-friendly design for those patients who may experience claustrophobia or anxiety in a conventional MRI system.
- Convenient location at Hardin Memorial Hospital ensures careful monitoring and extreme ease in the event there is a need for admission to the hospital
How does a MRI Work?
A MRI does not use radiation to take pictures of the body, but uses powerful magnets and radio waves. The MRI scanner contains a magnet. The magnetic field produced by an MRI is about ten thousand times greater than the earth’s magnetic field. Small devices, called coils, may be placed around the head, arm, leg, or other areas to be studied. These coils act as antinaes that send and receive radio waves. Certain exams require that a special dye (contrast) be given through an intravenous line (IV) in your hand or forearm. The contrast helps the radiologist see certain areas more clearly. Several sets of images are usually needed, each taking from 2 to 15 minutes.
For more information about MRI services, please call (270) 706-1645.