Seashore Imaging Seashore Imaging is proud to offer unparalleled MRI technology in a convenient outpatient setting. Here, you can count on the expert care of subspecialized physicians, who have the training and expertise to find the answers you need – and provide the care you deserve. Seashore Imaging LEARN MORE WHERE QUALITY MEETS CONVENIENCE.

About Us

An affiliate of Carteret Health Care, Seashore Imaging is a partnership between the hospital and Eastern Radiologists of Greenville, NC. Since 2011, we’ve provided excellence in MRI services for Morehead City and beyond. Our registered technologists are skilled, compassionate, and specially trained in MRI, while the subspecialized physicians of Eastern Radiologists have the expertise necessary to provide accurate diagnoses and assist your referring physician in developing a treatment plan.

Eastern Radiologists

Eastern Radiologists has been the leader in imaging and intervention in eastern North Carolina for more than 60 years. With locations in Greenville, Washington and Kinston, their staff of 50 board-certified physicians, trained in a variety of subspecialties, provide expertise in all aspects of radiology in the outpatient setting as well as in partnership with hospitals and clinics throughout the region.

Carteret Health Care

Located in Morehead City, North Carolina, Carteret Health Care is a not-for-profit 135-bed hospital that is fully accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Since 1967 they have been providing quality healthcare and excellent service with a commitment to improving the community’s health.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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.

General MRI uses

Used to evaluate abdominal organs, like the liver, kidneys, spleen, bowel, pancreas, adrenal glands and biliary tract, MRI often aids in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, cirrhosis and abdominal tumors.
Producing detailed images of the brain, physicians use MRI to detect and diagnose developmental abnormalities, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, stroke, dementia, infection and more.
The most sensitive imaging test available to evaluate the spine, MRI can be used to assess or detect traumatic injury, spinal alignment, disc and joint disease, compression or inflammation of the spinal cord and nerves, infection of the vertebrae, discs, spinal cord or its coverings (meninges), or tumors. It’s also commonly used in treatment planning of spinal fusion, treatment of pinched nerves, and steroid injections, which relieve back pain.
Blood Vessels (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
Used specifically to examine blood vessels, MR Angiography is commonly performed to identify abnormalities in the aorta (both chest and abdomen) or other arteries. It can detect aneurysms, narrowing or blockages of arteries and blood vessels, and precursors to stroke and heart attack, such as atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid artery.
Bones and Joints (Musculoskeletal)
MRI provides detailed images of the musculoskeletal system, including the hundreds of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves of joints both large and small. These images often are used to help diagnose and provide treatment plans for a list of conditions and injuries, including joint injury from trauma or degenerative changes from arthritis as well as muscle injury and tumors.
MRI is used to evaluate structures in the chest, including the chest wall, heart and blood vessels. It creates detailed pictures to aid in the diagnosis and/or treatment of injuries, infection, swelling and tumors.
MRI provides physicians with an interior look at organs in the pelvis, such as the bladder, bladder and reproductive organs (uterus and ovaries in females, and the prostate gland in males). This detailed imagery often is used to investigate injury or trauma to the pelvic area, unexplained pelvic pain, infertility, difficulty urinating, and cancer or suspected cancer in the bladder, rectum, urinary tract or reproductive organs.


Common MRI exams focus on brain, blood vessels (MRA or MR Angiography), spine, bones, joints, chest, abdomen and pelvis. Also, thanks to a dedicated breast coil in our new Philips open wide-bore scanner, we offer breast MRI as well.

In most instances, MRI is not dangerous, and no major health risks are associated with the magnetic field or radio waves. Certain circumstances, however, may limit the use of a magnetic field. It is important to let us know if anything listed in the preparations section pertains to you or anyone accompanying you into the examination area.

Most major insurers will cover radiology exams, although some require prior authorization for particular procedures. Best practice is to check with your primary care providers or the specialists ordering diagnostic studies to determine if this step is required with your insurance plan. Prior authorizations, when not handled properly, may result in the rescheduling of some appointments. You may have to submit partial or full payment at time of service.

For patients who have a contraindication to MRI, we offer other imaging modalities such as CT and ultrasound that can still provide valuable information. CT Arthography is similar to MRI, except iodinated contrast is injected followed by a CT scan.

MRI is safe, painless and—for most people—entirely comfortable. Some patients may experience anxiety or claustrophobia. In such instances, medication such as Valium can be administered to reduce stress or uneasiness. Please talk with your doctor if you feel you need anti-anxiety medication.

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