MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed, multi-planar images of the body. Unlike radiographs and CT scans, MRI does not expose the patient to ionizing radiation. Some examinations benefit from administration of intravenous contrast. If you are on dialysis, please alert the staff so they can give you additional instructions.
Although the opening of the scanner at Seashore Imaging, LLC is one of the largest available, some patients may still experience anxiety or claustrophobia during the exam. If you think you may be affected in this manner, medication can be provided by your doctor to help alleviate this. Should you take a sedative for your exam, you will need to arrive one hour early and have someone available to stay with you and drive you home afterwards.