Find a PhysicianContact Us    facebook_icon40.png  twitter_icon40.png  youtube_icon40.png
   LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS      CLASSES & EVENTS      CAREERS      CONTACT US      HOME     
What is an MRI scan?
mri_web.jpg← Back

MRI stands for "magnetic resonance imaging. MRI uses a powerful magnet and precisely programmed radio signals to "see" inside the body. MRI has become a preferred method for diagnosing problems in many parts of the body. MRI is very helpful in looking at the soft tissue structures, such as organs, muscle, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons in many parts of the body.

While X-Rays are best for showing bones, MRI can identify and show the differences between healthy and unhealthy tissues. With MRI, it is often possible to diagnose disease at a very early stage before it is visible by other means. Because most diseases are better treated when found early, MRI scans are becoming increasingly useful. All MRI Scans are performed by Rhode Island Licensed Technologists that have Board Certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org). Your studies are reviewed and interpreted by Radiologists that are Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology (www.theabr.org).

Types of MRI Scans
  • Head
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Abdomen & Pelvic
  • Extremity (Orthopedic)
  • MR Angiography (MRA)
Learning Center
What is a CT Scan?

What is a MRI Scan?

What is Nuclear Medicine?

What is a PET/CT Scan?

What is a Ultrasound?


Services Offered:
  • General radiology services
  • Routine and emergency radiographic procedures 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • 64-slice Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning 
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning
  • Angiography and interventional special procedures 
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Bone densitometry 
  • Ultrasound
  • Mammography
Have a Question? Call 1-800-647-4362 to speak with our physician referral service

brown_med.jpg

joint_commission_ri_goldseal.gif 
 Search for a Doctor

Memorial Info

Care New England
  Butler Hospital
  Kent Hospital
  VNA of CNE
  Women & Infants


Contact Us 

Locations & Directions 
Departments & Programs
  Cancer
  Cardiology
  Emergency Services
  Family Care Center
  Hernia Center
  Maternity
  Rehabilitation
  Pediatrics
  Podiatry
  Stroke Center
  Surgical Services
  
  View all services

Patient Guide
  Downloadable Guide
  Visitors Information
  Medical Records
  Billing
  Questions & Concerns

Education & Research
  Family Medicine Residency
  Internal Medicine Residency
  School of Nurse Anesthesia
  Podiatric Surgery Residency
 
 Follow Us Online at:

facebook_icon40.png  twitter_icon40.png  youtube_icon40.png  
© 2013 MHRI, 111 Brewster Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 (401) 729-2000 public_relations@mhri.org
Site credits & acknowledgements.