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MRI/MRA

At Adventist HealthCare, our expert radiologists use modern technology called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to view the inside of your body.

What is an MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive medical test that magnets and radio waves—not radiation—to safely produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures allowing physicians to evaluate various parts of the body and have proven very valuable for the diagnosis of a broad range of pathologic conditions in all parts of the body including cancer, heart and vascular disease, stroke, and joint and musculoskeletal disorders.

Your physician may recommend one of these tests that use magnetic resonance technology:

  • Breast MRI – Helps diagnose breast cancer and guide treatment
  • Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) – Provides views of blood vessels and allows minimally invasive treatment of some arterial conditions
  • MR arthrography – Uses an injection of contrast material to make your joint more visible

Learn what to expect during a typical MRI procedure.

Why Adventist HealthCare?

Several Adventist HealthCare Imaging locations are accredited by the American College of Radiology in MRI. Our accreditation means you benefit from:

  • Board-certified radiologists who supervise other highly qualified staff
  • Strict quality-control measures
  • Top-quality, state-of-the-art equipment

Open-Bore MRI

Some Adventist HealthCare locations have open-bore MRI technology that allows your head to rest completely outside the magnet, reducing feelings of claustrophobia. When scheduling your test, ask if an open-bore machine is available.

How to Prepare for an MRI

Download our MRI Patient Guide for further information about what to expect, how to prepare, and what to bring the day of your screening.

Schedule an Appointment

Our team is dedicated to making your experience as seamless and pleasant as possible. For your convenience, same day openings are available for some tests. Request an appointment online or call 301-590-8999 to schedule today!

Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Services

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Request an appointment at an Adventist HealthCare Imaging or Breast Center online or by calling 301-590-8999 today!

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