MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) combines a powerful magnet with sensitive radio wave transmitting and receiving antennas and powerful computers to produce cross sectional images of the human body without the use of x-rays. There are no side effects to MRI scans. We will ask you questions about metallic implants, metal foreign bodies, and implanted electronic devices to determine whether they are suitable for MRI examination.
Depending on the scanner and exam your referring doctor orders, you will be in the MRI scanner between 25 minutes and 45 minutes. Multiple exams (of more than one part of the body) may take longer. You will hear loud knocking and tapping sounds Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) combines a powerful magnet with sensitive radio wave transmitting and receiving antennas and powerful computers to produce cross sectional images of the human body without the use of x-rays. There are no side effects to MRI scans.
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MRI & CT Diagnostics brings the latest and most advanced MRI Technology to Hampton Roads with the Toshiba Aquilion Titan 3T. Superior quality images combined with patient comfort make this the best in Hampton Roads. These scanners are located in both our Clearfield and Chesapeake locations.
Our FONAR Open Upright MRI scanner in our Virginia Beach office is a comfortable, stress-free alternative to conventional MRI scanners. Its design allows you to simply walk in and sit down in the scanner with nothing in front of you. The Open Upright MRI scanner also allows scanning in a variety of positions which can provide special diagnostic information. These scans take a bit longer, but most patients find the experience relaxing. You can even watch television during the exam!
Our Siemens Espree MRI scanner in our Chesapeake office is designed like a donut with a wider opening and shorter length than other 1.5 Tesla MRI scanners. By combining an exceptionally spacious open bore with a short design and advanced software, our new Espree MRI maximizes comfort, precision and speed.
The G.E. 1.5 Tesla is our most flexible scanner. It can image any part of the body, and has special TMJ coils. The G.E. 1.5 is in our Virginia Beach Pembroke location.