Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at Mercy
What is MRI?
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is an imaging technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to make computer images of internal body organs. MRI is used to look for growths and abnormalities of organs, tissues and bones.
How is MRI performed?
An MRI exam typically lasts 30+ minutes. The patient lies still on a movable scanning table that is entered into the MRI machine. The machine will create thousands of images for the doctor to view during the painless process.
When might MRI be used?
A doctor may request MRI to aid in diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of conditions:
- Brain injury, tumors and aneurysm
- Breast cancer detection
- Cancer - diagnosis and management of different types of cancer
- GYN conditions - chronic pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, GYN cancers
- Heart and blood vessel concerns
- Orthopedic concerns - infections, tumors and injuries
- Urologic issues - prostate and kidneys
Which Mercy locations offer On-site MRI?
Mercy offers on-site MRI services at several locations including: