Our MRI is equipped with a GE 1.5 Tesla Excite II short bore. Our machine is fully integrated with our PACS for immediate image viewing by our physicians. Our department offers a range of exams from Orthopedic imaging to Hi-Resolution brain imaging. We are a fully digital imaging center and offer same day appointments when available. The MRI is staffed with highly trained, Board Certified Radiologists as well as experienced and caring support staff.
Hours of Operation:
7:00am to 7:00pm
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Phone: (781) 573-1660
Fax: (508) 238-3626
Frequently Asked Questions About MRI
What is MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging or more commonly known as MRI is an advanced, state-of-the-art scan that produces extremely clear images of the human body without the use of X-Rays. This type of technology allows physicians to detect developing diseases or abnormalities earlier than before. MRI’s use powerful but harmless magnetic fields and radio waves to produce the MRI images. The combination of the two produces extremely detailed images of the body structures such as joints, the brain, the spine and other vital organs.
What can I expect during my exam?
The average MRI takes 20-60 minutes. During this time several dozen images are being obtained. The technologist will ask you to lie down onto the exam table which will then move into the middle of the magnet, after you have been comfortably positioned for the scanning. The technologist will be in contact with you throughout the entire procedure. The only thing you need to do now is relax and stay as still as possible to avoid motion and blurriness in the images.
When the MRI scan begins, you will hear a loud thumping sound lasting several minutes at a time. You will either be given earplugs or headphones to listen to music during the exam to muffle out the noise as much as possible. Other than the noise, you should not experience any other sensations during your exam. Once the scan is completed, the technologist will return to assist you off the table.
How do I get my results?
Your MRI scan will be interpreted by a Board Certified Radiologist. The radiologist’s report will then be sent to your ordering physician and he or she will discuss the results directly with you. Your physician may also ask that you bring a CD-ROM of the images with you to your follow-up appointment.