MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses a super conductive electromagnet, radio waves and sophisticated computer software to generate and enhance images. The result is an unprecedented view of internal organs, body structure and systems. Our sites utilizes high-quality hardware and software to provide doctors with the detailed images they need to make an accurate diagnosis. MRI provides excellent images without radiation exposure.

What to expect during your MRI exam

The technologist will constantly be in touch with you via intercom. You’ll lie down on the MRI table, which will move into the scanner. During the exam, you may feel a slight vibration and hear a series of rhythmic knocking or hammering sounds. This is all normal. Some MRI exams require the injection of a contrast dye, which assists the Radiologist in obtaining optimal images to make a diagnosis. Most exams take about an hour.

MRI technology includes specialized technologies and procedures KIC radiologists use to provide the best care available. Please click these options to learn more about each specific technology.

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MRA

Magnetic Resonance Angiography, sometimes called a magnetic resonance angiogram, is a magnetic resonance procedure that zeroes in on the blood vessels. In the past, it was extremely difficult to obtain the exact timing MRA exam in order to capture the correct blood flow in the arteries, especially in patients who had poor circulation in the lower legs. Patients could potentially be subjected to additional exams and contrast agents as a result, or physicians could be forced to read exams with inadequate contrast.

 

Breast MRI

Breast MRI allows doctors to see what the inside of the breast looks like without having to do surgery or flatten the breast (as with a mammogram). Breast MRI has no known health hazards. MRI can provide images of dense breasts (as found in younger women) and implants.

 

What to expect during your breast MRI

You’ll lie on your stomach with both breasts hanging freely into a cushioned recess containing a breast coil receiver. The bed moves into the opening of the scanner, and you’ll be asked to lie still for up to 15 minutes at a time while images are acquired. Total exam time is usually an hour or less.

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Cardiac MRI and CT

Cardiac MRI and CT help doctors detect blockages in blood vessels, as well as other conditions that can contribute to heart disease, coronary artery disease, vascular disease and stroke. Cardiac imaging can be a fast, effective alternative to more invasive exploratory procedures.

Learn how to prepare for your MRI exam.

Learn how to prepare for your CT exam.