MRI System

Woman in MRI machine
Doctor with mom and child in MRI machine

MRI: A Fast, Simple Examination

Esaote Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe, totally painless way for your physician to look into your body without x-rays. The exam uses radiowaves and a magnetic field to create images of the soft tissues of the body.

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Most exams take about 30 minutes to complete.

No. There is no pain, vibration or unusual sensation. The
MRI will produce a mild tapping sound during the exam.

Nothing! Just lie down on a table and relax. The scanner
is open and airy and a small radio antenna (coil) will
surround the part of your body being scanned.

You will be asked to lie on a table and the technologist
will position you comfortably. The table will then slide
into the open magnet. Only the part of your body being
imaged will be in the magnet opening. It is very
important to hold as still as possible during the exam to
give your physician the best images.

MRI images look a lot like a conventional x-ray; however,
they provide much more detailed information. The
images will be provided to your physician or radiologist
for interpretation.

Your physician or the MRI technologist will answer any
questions you may have.

You can eat, drink, and take regularly-prescribed
medications before your exam. If you will be having a leg
exam, you can bring some shorts to wear. Otherwise, you
may be asked to change into a hospital gown to avoid
the possibility of interference from metal in zippers and
You will be asked to remove your watch, credit cards,
jewelry, keys, pocket knife, hearing aid, or any other
metal objects before approaching the MRI. The magnet
could affect the items of this type or the items could
affect the magnet.

If your imaging study is ordered with contrast, make sure to drink plenty of water. Occasionally patients experience nausea or vomiting. True allergic reactions are rare and usually mild (itching and/or rash).

Esaote MRI services are pediatric-friendly.

Esaote MRI provides the following options for imaging: cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, foot, upper extremity, and lower extremity.

Xray of Lumbar spine
Xray of shoulder
Cervical Spine Xray
Knee Xray
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Seal
Notes to prepare for MRI
Woman laying in MRI machine

Lumbar with eXP

Spine Xrays

Cervical with eXP

Spine Xrays