Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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.


  • 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.

Important​ ​Information

  • 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.