A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan uses a magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed images of the body’s internal structures. An MRI scan is used to search the body for a multitude of conditions, including tumors as well as diseases of the heart, bowel, and liver and to monitor a child in the womb. MRI scans are noninvasive and do not use ionizing radiation.
Our team of certified professionals is here to help you understand more about MRI scans in Bend, Oregon. In certain conditions, MRIs are best for evaluating joints and internal organs. At Central Oregon MRI (COMRI) our radiologists work closely with the MRI technologists to ensure each scan is individually optimized to best visualize the area of interest so that you get the answers you need.
To learn more about the benefits and risks of this procedure, how to prepare, and more, please choose from the services listed below.
- Brain MRI
- Breast MRI
- Concussion Evaluation
- Functional MRI (fMRI)
- MR Angiography
- MR Arthrogram
- MR Cardiac
- MR Venogram
- MRI Guided Breast Biopsy
- MRI Prostate
- MRI Soft Tissue
- Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
- Musculoskeletal MRI
- Spine MRI
About Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The MRI scanner is a tube inside of a large circular magnet. The patient is placed on a bed that is inserted inside of this tube. The resulting images show details of the body’s internal structures that are clearer and more detailed than other imaging methods, allowing the MRI scan to aid radiologists in accurately identifying diseases. CORA provides patients the latest in 1.5 and 3 Tesla MRI technology. Our wide bore MRI units allow our team to offer ideal imaging solutions for patients with claustrophobia and specific needs (i.e. bariatric, pediatric, geriatric). Our MRI technology offers the best in neurological, body, and joint imaging.
American College of Radiology – Magnetic Resonance Imaging Accredited Facility
American College of Radiology – Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Accredited Facility
Preparing for Your Magnetic Resonance Imaging Procedure
- Our new 1.5 and 3 Tesla with 70 cm open bore design gives you plenty of room to stretch out and feel comfortable.
- If you are claustrophobic, arrange for someone to drive you home after your scan.
- Do not wear anything metallic during the exam.
- Do not bring any valuables (watch, wallet, credit cards, etc.) into the scan room.
- Follow any special diet or medication instructions provided by our office to ensure a quality imaging exam.
- If sedation will be needed for this scan, bring a driver as you will not be permitted to drive for 6 to 8 hours after your scan.
- If you are scheduled for an MRCP study please have nothing to eat or drink for four hours prior to your exam.
- If you are pregnant, weigh over 300 pounds, have a pacemaker, aneurysm clip, vascular clip, pumps, stimulators, internal hearing aid, middle ear implant, filters or stents, electronic, mechanical or magnetic implant, have had any injury by metal, shrapnel, or bullet please call our office and ask to speak to an MRI tech.
- Pediatric patients, please call our office for special instructions.