Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
What is an MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe and painless test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of the body's organs and structures.
Why an MRI?
University of Vermont Health Network - Alice Hyde Medical Center utilzes a GE Signa Explorer 1.5 Tesla MRI machine, which is quieter than many other MRI machines, increasing patient comfort. This machine, installed in October 2016, reduces exam times while enhancing image quality to result in better diagnostic abilities.
For Your Safety:
Patients must be screened for eligibility for MRI imaging. Because MRI uses powerful magnets, the presence of metal in your body could impact patient safety or compromise image quality.
Before having an MRI, inform the technologist if you have any metal or electronic devices inside your body, such as:
- Implantable heart defibrillator
- Artificial heart valves
- Metal joint prosthesis
- Metal clip
- Cochlear implants
- A bullet, shrapnel or any other type of metal fragments
MRIs can be scheduled Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.