Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a magnetic field and radio wave pulses to produce clear pictures of organs and tissue. Patients lie within a large, cylindrical tube that contains a strong electromagnet and will hear tapping noises as the test progresses. MRIs can also be used to evaluate blood vessels in a test called Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA). Dr. P. Phillips Hospital’s MRI utilizes the state-of-the-art 1.5 Tesla magnet.
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital Radiology Department offers a complete range of diagnostic testing:
- DEXA scan
- CT (Computed Tomography) Scan
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
- General x-rays
We are located on the first floor of Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and are open seven days a week from 7:30am to 9:30pm. Please allow 1 hour for this test.
There is no special preparation for an MRI, except for an MRI of the abdomen: for an MRI of the abdomen please do not eat or drink at least 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Medications may be taken with small sips of water. Patients with pacemakers and other surgically implanted metal or hardware may be prohibited from taking this test. Please ask your physician or call Dr. P. Phillips Hospital Radiology at 407.351.8519 if you are not sure.
To schedule an appointment please call 321.841.5724.
For more information about Dr. P. Phillips Hospital Radiology, please call 407.351.8519.