MR: Magnetic Resonance (MR) is a test that uses magnetic fields and pulses of radio waves to create images of organs and structures inside the body. This test is also called an MRI.
Why is it used?MRI creates detailed images of bodily structures and systems without exposing patients to ionizing radiation. MRI is largely used as a diagnostic aid, but can also be used to determine disease stage and to evaluate the effectiveness of ongoing treatments. With regards to abnormalities of the brain and/or spinal cord, doctors use MRI more than any other imaging test. Other instances where MRI might be used include:
- Various tumors, cysts and other abnormalities throughout the body
- Injuries, abnormalities, and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, including joints, bones and soft tissue
- Abnormalities of the blood vessels
- Injuries, abnormalities, and diseases to abdominal organs including the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys and bladder
How do I schedule a MRI?
All MRIs require a Physician order. Please speak with your Physician and let them know you would like to schedule your MRI at Major Health Partners. If you have your Physician order, you may call 317.421.5678 to schedule your test.
During Your Test
- The average MRI scan lasts between 30-45 minutes.
- You will lie on the MRI exam table and must remain still during the test.
- You will be given hearing protection due to the noise that the machine produces.
- You will be able to select music to listen to during your test.
- You may be asked to change in to a hospital gown.
- You must remove all metal and electronic devices prior to entering the MRI room.
- You may be given an injection of contrast through an intravenous (IV) line. The use of contrast will be determined by your doctor.
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