Cutting-edge technology is here when you need it at Syracuse Area Health. Our permanent, on-site MRI allows for greater flexibility to schedule appointments and utilizes leading-edge technology to accurately diagnose conditions including bone, joint and soft-tissue injuries. Advanced diagnostics and enhanced services available when—and where—you need it most.
Our permanent on-site, state-of-the-art MRI imaging offers patients:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field rather than X-rays to produce detailed images of body tissues and organs. The magnetic field “excites” and then “relaxes” protons in the body, emitting radio signals. The radio signals are processed by a computer to form an image. Usually, the entire process will take an average of 45 minutes to 1 hour, allowing time also for paperwork and patient care. The exam time may vary from exam to exam. If you are having multiple exams, allow extra time for each region being scanned.
Clothing should be free of metal. Before your MRI, please tell your physician/the MRI technologist if you have any implants in your body that that are made of or contain metal. In most cases, metals used in orthopedic surgery pose no risk during an MRI. You will be asked if you have ever worked with metal or had a bullet or shrapnel in your body. If there is a possibility of metal shrapnel in the eyes, you will need to receive an X-ray before the MRI. SAH does not provide MRI services to patients with pacemakers.
If you need an MRI, ask your provider for a referral where it’s closer for you and your family. To schedule an appointment or learn more, please call 402-269-7590.