MRI Scans

If you are nervous about getting an MRI scan, let us take the worry off your shoulders. At Highfield MRI, our main concern is your comfort and care. Our imaging center offers a variety of MRI scans, covering the full range of diagnostics that you and your doctor need to ensure excellent care. We recognize you have a choice when it comes to your MRI needs, and we work hard to demonstrate the benefits we offer. Our referring doctors know that Highfield MRI works to optimize our patients’ health, thanks to our highly-trained and skilled staff, sophisticated technology and overall commitment to working with you every step of your MRI journey.

How do MRI Scans Work?

Today’s MRI scanners use superconducting magnets to isolate the magnetic properties of the body’s nuclei in order to collect information about specific tissues that can indicate the presence of pathological (diseased) cells. Using a series of pulses emitted by the radiofrequency transmit coils built into an MRI scanner, a body’s protons release energy signals that can carry information about different types of tissues. MRI machines follow these signals and use them to construct spatial, 3D images of the body’s internal makeup. An MRI can provide an incredible “portrait” of the brain, head, spine, breasts and all areas where an early diagnosis can be the deciding factor in a patient’s long-term prognosis.

Highfield MRI: Technology at its Best

Highfield MRI offers patients unparalleled diagnostics via the GE Signa HDx 1.5T featuring 2D Merge and Vibrant XV. Each of these cutting-edge technologies is designed to create incredibly detailed images with the best contrast resolution possible and serving even the most high-risk patients (resolution refers to the level of detail in an image). Highfield MRI is committed to capturing the greatest detail possible to aid in diagnostics with each image created by the GE Signa HDx 1.5T.

What to Expect During Your MRI

An MRI scan usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes. You are likely to hear various noises from within the scanner during the test as the magnets adjust and turn on and off, though you won’t feel any physical sensations or discomfort as a result. Capturing high resolution images requires a patient to lay very still, and should not be conducted on anyone with metal implants like pacemakers or other internal devices (please discuss anything of this nature with our staff to ensure you are a good candidate for an MRI). We encourage patients who are anxious about confined spaces to share their concerns with our radiographers who will do everything they can to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

Available MRI Diagnostics

  • Brain MRI
  • Breast MRI
  • Spine MRI
  • Upper / Lower Extremities
  • Joints
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvic