Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
At Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, our diagnostic imaging staff uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to develop detailed pictures of the inside of your body without the use of invasive techniques or x-ray radiation. The tests are performed using a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce a clear, detailed view of a patient’s internal organs and tissues. An MRI is painless and extremely safe.
What does an MRI do?
An MRI can be used to assess a variety of situations – from knee or head injuries to tumors or blood and vessel disorders. MRIs have proven valuable for the diagnosis of a broad conditions in all parts of the body, including heart and vascular disease, stroke, and cancer, to name a few. In many cases, other imaging procedures, such as ultrasound or CT, may detect a problem and MRI is then used to evaluate that problem further.
How to Schedule a MRI:
Patients may schedule an appointment directly, but must bring a completed physician referral form with them to the appointment. Your physician’s office can also call to schedule appointments.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Department Telephone: 206.668.1744