A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan is an extremely common procedure worldwide. This non-invasive, painless test uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to create pictures of organs and structures inside the body.
The development of MRI scans has revolutionized the medical field. For an MRI test, the area of the body being studied is placed inside a special machine that contains a strong magnet. Pictures from an MRI scan are digital images that can be saved and stored on a computer for further study. An MRI may be recommended for a variety of reasons. It can be used to find problems such as tumors, bleeding, injury, blood vessel diseases, or infection. MRI also may be done to provide more information about a problem seen on an X-ray, ultrasound scan, or CT scan. Contrast material may be used during MRI to show abnormal tissue more clearly.
Our 1.5T Ultra Open MRI is perfect for claustrophobic patients. Its strength is about three times stronger than a stand-up style MRI, and it can accommodate patients weighing up to 550 pounds.
Our patients can experience the fastest, most comfortable MRI in Broward County - available only at POM MRI of Fort Lauderdale.
When an MRI is recommended, don’t put off testing! Early detection provides the best chance for a cure! As one of the premier diagnostic imaging centers in both Broward and Palm Beach counties, POM MRI & Radiology Centers will do everything possible to ensure your comfort and the highest quality care. Little, if any, preparation is necessary before an MRI. While the scanner is loud, headphones can be used to block out the sound.
For more information about MRI scans in South Florida, call us today at (954) 900-2020 to make an appointment.