Patients at Bear River Valley Hospital benefit from the latest advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI exams are a type of diagnostic imaging that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to create a picture of the internal structure of the body. Other exams like CT scan or x-ray provide pictures of organs or internal structures as well. However, an MRI is generally more detailed than these types of tests and can give doctors better detail about what is happening inside of the body. MRI scanning is used to visualize many parts of the body including muscles, organs, blood flow, the spine, and some nerves.
Our facility utilizes a new wide-bore MRI machine. This scanner is much larger than older models. This can help with patients who may be claustrophobic or wary of tight spaces. During the procedure, patients lay on the table and are given a set of headphones. Patients are encouraged to listen to music during the 30minute-1 ½ hour scan. We recommend leaving jewelry at home as it can interfere with the scan. We also provide lockers where patients can store their clothing and jewelry during the scan.
Each technologist who administers an MRI at Bear River Valley Hospital is licensed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Many patients find the setting at our hospital to be personal and friendly; a perfect for potentially uncomfortable testing. All test results are reviewed by a board certified radiologist and then sent to the patient’s doctor. This is typically done within 24-48 hours of the scan.
MRI appointments are available from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. on weekdays. In our effort to accommodate more patients, we also arrange other times on a per patient basis.
Call 435-207-4545 to schedule your exam.