What is an MRI?

MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, represents one of the greatest advances of modern medicine. With this powerful yet totally non-invasive imaging procedure, diagnostic radiologists can visualize the earliest presentations of a large variety of important diseases and conditions, including many common forms of cancer. Besides providing the opportunity for early diagnosis, we are able to carefully evaluate the stage or degree of advancement of the condition and help plan for appropriate therapy. This benefits the patient with a reduced need for hospitalization and fewer trips to the operating room.

MRI is ideal for evaluating orthopedic and joint conditions as well as the majority of sports related injuries and disc herniations in neck and back. The physicians of Atlantic Medical Imaging have consistently practiced at the forefront of the newest applications of MRI such as examinations of the breast, pelvis, prostate, arteries and bile ducts. MRI applications that are being utilized clinically at the major university hospitals are certain to be found at Atlantic Medical Imaging.

AMI operates nine advanced MRI facilities. At our EHT office, we offer the high field wide bore Siemens Espree Open MRI system. At our Festival Mays Landing, Cape May County, Somers Point and Brick offices we have the short tunnel, high field (1.5 Tesla) MRI. This non-claustrophobic scanner produces a high quality and advanced MRI study. At our Galloway location we have the Ultra High Field (3 Tesla) Short Bore MRI, the strongest magnet available on the market and a state of the art 1.5T Open Bore MRI. These magnets produce superior imaging scans, moreso than any MRI on the market today and is especially noted for scanning joints and small parts due to the detail in the image quality of this high strength magnet. At our Wall Township location, we have the Ultra High Field (3 Tesla) Short Bore MRI and a state of the art 1.5T Open Bore MRI. AMI also installed a new 1.2T high-field open MRI, the Hitachi Oasis, in the Brick location. The Oasis system offers a truly open MRI alternative, with high-field strength performance, for patients who have had challenges tolerating exams in the traditional closed-type MRI units. This unit can accommodate claustrophobic, anxious, pediatric and large sized patients (up to 660lbs). In our Northfield and Toms River offices, we have the Upright MRI which provides comfortable, easy positioning, enabling patients to be scanned sitting or lying down.  Depending on your particular test and your special needs we will tailor our imaging to suit those needs.