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 uses 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
Some Adventist HealthCare locations have wide-bore MRI technology reducing feelings of claustrophobia. When scheduling your test, ask if an wide-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.