Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
What is a MRI?
MRI uses a large magnetic field, radio frequency and a computer to provide
highly accurate images of the body. The areas of the body usually examined
are the head, spine, all joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. MRI is
superior to other imaging techniques when examining soft tissue areas
in the body.
MRI Tests at Jupiter Medical Center
Jupiter Medical Center has the latest leading-edge technology. Our magnet
has the widest opening for patient comfort among "high-field"
strength. Exam times are much shorter and quality is much higher than
"low-field" magnets. Jupiter Medical Center uses MRI scanners
to take pictures (with very high resolution) of your body. These images
give your physician important information in diagnosing your medical condition
and planning a course of treatment.
Our American College of Radiology-accredited high-field MRI allows us to
perform specialized procedures such as MRAs, contrast angiography, renal
studies, run-offs, diffusion for stroke detection, and perfusion for blood
flow studies. With the high-field magnet, better resolution is obtained,
which means better image quality in less time than low-field magnets.
A Registered Nurse is available to assist, monitor, and sedate patients
if needed or requested. Extended hours and weekend appointments are also
available for patient convenience.
MRI uses a very strong magnetic field that can be very hazardous to patients
with certain metallic implants. To ensure your safety, we will need to
ask some very specific questions to prevent any harm to you. Please print,
complete and bring
Safety Screening Form with you the day of your MRI appointment.
If you have experienced anxiety in the past from being in close places,
please contact your ordering physician for any type of anti-anxiety medication
that you may need prior to your MRI exam.
Jupiter Medical Center offers two MRI systems for your imaging convenience:
GE Hdxt 1.5 MR Scanner, which is a high-performance, clinically proven
scanner. The Signa HD 1.5T ensures a confident diagnosis for every patient.
Signa HDxt 1.5T further supercharges HD performance with lightning speed,
superb image quality and unique premium clinical applications.
Jupiter Medical Center’s MRI strengthens our
Margaret W. Niedland Comprehensive Breast Center by offering the state-of-the-art Sentinelle dedicated breast imaging table.
The Sentinelle Vanguard breast MRI coil systems have been designed from
the ground up to achieve clinical excellence and solve the real world
problems radiologists, technologists, and oncologists encounter in their
efforts for earlier detection and better treatment of breast cancer.
Jupiter Medical Center recently added the Optima MR450w 1.5T with GEM Suite
coil technology to its imaging services. As one of the best pieces of
medical equipment available, this advanced system from GE Healthcare’s
wider bore helps enhance the patient experience, making for a more comfortable
and relaxed exam.
If you are scheduled for an MRI please review the
MRI Patient Preparation Information, complete the
Safety Screening Form, the
MRI Contrast Screening Form and
Medication Reconciliation Sheet.