Using a powerful magnetic field and radio waves magnetic resonance imaging procedures produce extremely detailed images and are offered at our various ACR Accredited WNY Imaging locations.
MRI machines at WNY Imaging use powerful magnet and radio waves, without any ionizing radiation, to create clear and detailed cross sectional images of the body. Our well-trained radiologists are then able to evaluate the anatomy and thus diagnose many diseases, tumors, infection and other conditions from these images. In less than 24 hours, a report is transcribed and sent to your referring physician.
The technologist will be able to see, hear and speak to you throughout the duration of the 20-45 minute examination. Although the machine is noisy the procedure is painless. You will need to remove any metal objects from your body as they may interfere with or be damaged by the magnetic field during the procedure. Please inform your technologist if you have any of the following so that you may be accommodated accordingly:
- Prosthetic Joints
- Pacemaker, Defibrillator, or Artificial Heart Valve
- Aneurysm Clips
- Cochlear/Inner Ear Implants
- Spinal Stimulator
- Metal Plates Pins, Screws, Staples, or Bullets/Shrapnel
- Transdermal Patch
- Anxiety in Confined Spaces