MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Useful in diagnosing
- Joint, soft tissue and nervous system conditions
Medication & Dietary and Examination Requirements
- Patients requiring pelvic or abdominal scans must fast for four hours before each procedure.
- A detailed screening will be completed at time of booking to confirm you are safe to have MRI.
- Loose, comfortable clothing with no jewlery or metal.
- Examination gowns are provided as necessary
Complete List of Patient Prep Instructions
What is MRI?
MRI is a type of diagnostic imaging that uses magnetic fields, not radiation, to obtain high resolution, three dimensional images of any area of the body. It is considered to be the most effective form of imaging for musculoskeletal structures, muscles, and the brain and spinal cord.
CAMIS performs all MRI examinations, including cardiac studies and MR arthrography, with the exception of tempomandibular joints, perfusion studies and breast imaging. For breast imaging, please refer to mammography.
NOTE: We do not perform whole body screening MRI.
The CAMIS MRI department is equipped with state of the art equipment. With the Siemens Espree, 1.5T Open Bore scanner, CAMIS caters to patients needing exceptionally high quality images, patients with claustrophobia, and patients up to 550lbs.
CAMIS does offer a private pay option for MRI services. Please call 403.755.1060 for more information.
For Further Information
Please contact Lindsey Painchaud, Manager, Magnetic Resonance Imaging.