MRI

What is an MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses radio frequency waves and a strong magnetic field rather than x-rays to provide remarkably clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. The technique has proven very valuable for the diagnosis of a broad range of pathologic conditions in all parts of the body, including cancer, heart and vascular disease, stroke, joint and musculoskeletal disorders.

MRI requires specialized equipment and expertise and allows evaluation of some body structures that may not be as visible with other imaging methods. Because MRI can give such clear pictures of soft-tissue structures near and around bones, it is the most sensitive exam for spinal and joint problems. MRI is widely used to diagnose sports-related injuries, especially those affecting the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, and wrist. The images allow the physician to see even very small tears and injuries to ligaments and muscles.

Imaging Centers of Delray Beach and Boynton Beach Florida MRI Exam Preparations

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NEW - Magnetom Verio 3T MRI

More space puts your patients at ease

  • Put your patients at ease
  • Sedate fewer patients
  • Capture sharper images due to less anxiety-related movement

Accommodate patients with special needs and conditions

  • Pain and mobility issues
  • Respiratory problems
  • Kyphosis

Expand your care to a wider range of patients

  • Obese population
  • Pediatric* and elderly patients
  • ICU patients or those dependent upon medical equipment

Broaden your clinical possibilities

  • Easy access in Interventional MRI
  • Opportunities to perform more kinematic studies

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1.5T Philips Intera MRI - Offered at our Boynton Beach Facility

  • The highest in comfort is achieved with a glass ceiling to decrease claustrophobia.
  • DCA will administer Valium with a physician’s order.
  • We offer all patients their choice of music for relaxation.
  • Our MRI unit has the largest opening of all 1.5T magnets.

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1.5T Siemens Open MRI - Offered at our Delray Beach Facility

  • The only MRI in south Florida with the strength of a closed yet open for your comfort.

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MRI Services Offered

MRI/MR Angiography (1.5T Open & Closed)

  • Head
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Orbit
  • Soft tissue neck
  • Thoracic
  • Lumbar
  • Cervical
  • Breast
  • Pelvis
  • Shoulder / elbow / wrist / finger-hand / hip / knee / ankle / foot-toes
  • Extremity
  • 3T Verio offered at our Wellington facility


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MRI Exam Preparations

There is no need to alter your diet or medication prior to an MRI examination*. During the exam most metal items will need to be removed.

Patients with metallic implants, pacemakers or metal clips must notify the office prior to examination.

*MRCP MRI/ Abdominal: No eating or drinking for 2 hours prior to the examination.

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