Magnetic Resonance Imaging, better known as MRI, is used in the radiology department to assist in the diagnosis, staging and treatment of disease and injuries to the body.  MRI utilizes a strong magnetic field along with radiofrequencies and MRI coils or antennas that send a signal to computers where that signal is transformed into an image.  MRI does not use ionizing radiation and is non-invasive.  Due to the incredibly strong magnetic field used not all people can safely be imaged with MRI.  An experienced licensed MRI technologist will assess and determine whether a patient's past medical and/or social history will permit them to safely undergo an MRI.

The MRI department currently has four MRI units and are all accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

TNMC provides the following imaging procedures with MRI:

  • Dynamic Liver Imaging
  • MRCP-Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography Technique for noninvasive imaging of the biliary system and pancreas
  • Enterography-for small bowel evaluation
  • Dynamic Prostate Imaging with Endo-Rectal Coil
  • Fetal Imaging
  • Cardio-Vascular Imaging to evaluate function, viability and anomalies
  • Peripheral Vascular Imaging-MRA/MRV  non-invasive way to evaluate the arteries and veins throughout  body
  • Breast MRI
  • Brain for surgical planning
  • Brain, Spine and Abdomen for radiation planning
  • Functional MRI of brain
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Brain
  • Diffusion Imaging of Brain
  • Spectroscopy of Brain
    Intra-articular injections (arthrogram)
  • Orthopedic oncology imaging
  • Orthopedic joint imaging