Pyramid MRI

MRI-side-viewPyramid MRI is located at 530 Lakehurst Rd, Suite 102 in the Pyramid Center. Our MRI machine is an open MRI. This type of imaging provides more comfort for many patients than a closed MRI. The machine will be closed to the part of the body it is scanning but the sides are open. Our MRI technician is there to help you complete the necessary tests that your physician has ordered. Pyramid MRI includes an on-staff radiologist to have your results to your doctor in a timely matter to come to a better understanding of your pain.

Monday        7:30am to 4:00pm
Tuesday        7:30am to 6:30pm
Wednesday   7:30am to 3:00pm
Thursday       7:30am to 6:30pm
Friday           7:30am to 3:00pm

What is an MRI and why was it ordered?

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Your physician may order radiologic studies (pictures) to help identify and diagnose your pain. An MRI scan is one type of study. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI scans use a powerful magnet, radiowaves and a computer to produce an image that gives a clear, detailed image of the part of the body in question. The pictures produced provide valuable information for the physician about the structure of your joints, bones and soft tissue.

Is the MRI opened or closed at Pyramid MRI?

Our machine is open. This type of imaging provides more comfort for many patients than a closed MRI. The machine will be closed to the part of the body it is scanning but the sides are open.

 What to bring and what to leave home?

Please bring any verification of stents or implants in question during the MRI questionnaire at the time of making the appointment. Please leave any valuables at home such as jewelry and watches. You will be given a locker with a key you can use to store belongings.

What to wear?

Wear clothing that is easy to remove. You will need to remove any metal objects such as zippers and hooks. You may be asked to change into a gown if clothes are not appropriate for the machine.

What will take place after the MRI?

A follow up will be scheduled so the doctor can review the MRI with you and discuss a recommended course of treatment.