Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) produces precise, detailed images of the body using a combination of magnets and radio waves. These images give our radiologists an “inside view” of soft tissues of the body, including internal organs such as lungs, heart and kidneys, as well as joints, muscles, connective tissues, nerves, brain or spine.

We use the most advanced, state-of-the-art MRI scanners designed for imaging precision and speed for maximum confidence. Our scanners are designed for your comfort with large, open scanning areas and short scan times. Advanced Radiology Consultants offers both High Field and High Field Wide-Bore MRI exams, and we will determine which is most appropriate for you.

What is the exam like?

MRI exams are safe and painless, and there is no radiation. We have a state-of-the-art sound system with your choice of music piped through a headset throughout the procedure.

MRI exams are available at the following Advanced Radiology locations

Call to Schedule: 203-337-XRAY (9729)

HIGH FIELD WIDE-BORE MRI:

Fairfield – 1055 Post Road
Orange – 297 Boston Post Road
Stamford – 1259 E Main Street
Trumbull – 15 Corporate Drive
Wilton – 30 Danbury Road

HIGH FIELD MRI:

Shelton – 4 Corporate Drive, Suite 182
Stratford – 2876 Main Street

MRI Preparation and Instructions

Most surgical implants are safe to scan but please notify your physician and the technologist if you have had any procedures with an implanted device. Some examples of surgical implanted devices are listed below. If you are not sure if your device is safe please call us before your exam.

  • Have a pacemaker, stent, artificial heart valves, vascular implant or neuro stimulator
  • Have had surgery to add any foreign material to your body that is plastic, wire or metal, including metallic chips, surgical or brain aneurysm clips, ear implants, artificial joints, metallic bone plates, or prosthetic devices
  • Have any type of infusion pump
  • Had an injury to the body that involves metal objects (bullets, shrapnel, etc.)
  • Had an injury to the eye involving metal
  • Had prior surgeries

Preparation

Often no preparation is needed for an MRI exam.

NOTE FOR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS: Advanced Radiology offers MRI studies for children older than 6 years of age who are able to remain still during the exam.

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