King's Daughters MRI Scanning
MRI produces detailed images of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually
any internal body structure, providing clear contrast between soft tissues.
This makes it especially useful in imaging the brain; muscles, tendons
and bones; heart and vascular system; and in diagnosing cancer and monitoring
treatment. MRI images are obtained using a powerful magnetic field –
no radiation is used. Signals created by the magnetic field are processed
by a computer, providing very detailed images.
MRI is a very safe imaging procedure. However, the magnetic field generated
by the MRI is quite powerful and can be a life-threatening risk to people
with certain types of medical implants and those who have metal shards
or fragments in their bodies. For this reason, it is extremely important
that patients inform the MRI technologist of any implants, medical devices,
or metal fragments, no matter how small. Devices that must be reported
include, but are not limited to:
- Pacemakers or implanted defibrillator (ICD)
- Heart stents
- Cochlear (ear) implants
- Brain aneurysms clips
- Implanted drug infusion pumps or ports
- Implanted nerve stimulators
King’s Daughters provides MRI services at its Center for Advanced
Imaging in Ashland, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, and at King’s
Daughters Medical Center Ohio. Our mobile MRI provides services throughout
eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio.
Our equipment includes a 3T machine, open-bore (for those who cannot tolerate
small/confined spaces) and a 1.5T unit.