Need An MRI? Choose AMI

The weather is heating up and the daylight is lasting longer making it an ideal time for weekend activities and road trips, outdoor adventures, or summer gardening. But sometimes we overdo it, resulting in injuries that may require an MRI.

The radiologists at AMI are board-certified with subspecialty training in the field of musculoskeletal imaging. Our radiologists diagnose injuries and diseases that affect the bones, muscles, joints, tendons, nerves, and other connective tissue. Our physicians have consistently practiced at the forefront of the newest applications of MRI. MRI applications that are being utilized clinically at the major university hospitals are certain to be found at AMI.

Our locations are equipped with different types of MRIs. Our GE 3.0T MRI is one of the most technologically advanced MRI machines available which provides high-resolution digital imaging of any body part, including shoulders, knees, brain, and spine.

We also offer a 1.5T wide-bore MRI unit. With the gantry design, coupled with our experienced and caring technologists, we can accommodate patients who are claustrophobic, elderly, pediatric, physically challenged, and larger sized.

The Upright MRI has the ability to perform positional imaging which allows patients to be scanned in positions such as sitting or lying down. As a result of its unique ability to scan patients in weight-bearing positions, the Upright MRI has detected problems that may have gone undetected on ordinary lie-down scanners.

Our MRI technology supports a complete range of clinical applications, including neurology, orthopedics, body imaging, angiography, cardiology, breast imaging, and oncology.

We offer several types of MRIs such as:

  • Abdomen
  • Ankle
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Brain
  • Breast
  • Cardiac
  • Chest
  • Elbow
  • Elastography
  • Enterography
  • Extremities
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • MRCP
  • Orbits, Face, and Neck
  • Pelvis
  • Prostate
  • Shoulder
  • Spine
  • Wrist

MRI exams take between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on which part of the body your healthcare provider wants to examine. Some MRI studies require contrast, a fluid injected through a vein that shows up as bright on an MRI image. It helps our radiologists identify and characterize certain diseases. During your scan, you will hear a rhythmic tapping sound; this is the normal sound of the magnetic fields as it scans. To make your exam even more comfortable, AMI offers headphones for listening to music.

You will be asked to remove things that could affect magnetic imaging, such as jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, and any other object that contains metal. Dyes used in tattoos and permanent eyeliner may contain metallic iron oxide and could, in rare circumstances, heat up during MRI. You will be asked to change into a gown.

For more information about our locations that offer MRI or schedule your appointment, call 609-677-9729, 732-223-9729, or 856-794-1700.