Diagnostic Imaging of Milford
Medical Diagnostic Imaging Centers located in Milford, CT & West Haven, CT
At Diagnostic Imaging of Milford’s state-of-the art facility, located in Milford, Connecticut, our top-rating physicians and technologists are committed to providing patients with the most advanced technology, including MRI for optimum quality and comfort. Please be aware that MRIs are done only at our Milford location.
MRI Q & A
Diagnostic Imaging of Milford is proud to present our new state of the art Hitachi Echelon Oval MRI Scanner.
This is a 1.5 tesla short bore magnet as well as an ultra-wide scanner at 74 cm. It’s the first of its kind in Connecticut and is the largest MRI available on the market. The Oval allows us to not only scan additional areas of the body but also scan everyone feet first. Our MRI scanner helps to reduce anxiety and claustrophobia. We are able to accommodate bariatric patients up to 550lbs. The MRI scan room is spacious, airy, and full of natural light from our windows that extend to the ceiling. Diagnostic Imaging of Milford does not charge facility fees and is open evenings and weekends by appointment only. We look forward to accommodating all of your radiology needs. To schedule an appointment, please call (203) 878 -2341.
What is an MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) combines the physical properties of strong magnetic fields with radio waves that produce computer-generated soft tissue images within any plane of the body. MRIs may be ordered by a physician to diagnose a wide range of issues. They can provide high-definition images of muscles, joints, the brain and spine, the abdomen, pelvis, chest and blood vessels.
What Can I Expect During My MRI Procedure?
You will wear a hospital gown, and in addition to clothes, will need to remove jewelry, hearing aids, makeup and nail polish, as they may contain metal. During this completely painless procedure, you will lie on a cushioned table that slides into the MRI machine. It’s important to hold very still, as movement can cause images to be blurred. A technologist will monitor you from another room the entire time via a two-way speaker system. An MRI takes between 45 to two hours, depending on the specific imaging your physician has ordered. In some instances, your physician may order high-contrast imaging, in which case a dying agent called gadolinium will be injected into a vein before the procedure. Unlike contrast solutions used in x-ray exams or computed tomography (CT) scans, gadolinium does not contain iodine and, therefore, is highly unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.
Are MRIs Safe?
MRIs are extremely safe. They do not involve any radiation. Instead, an MRI utilizes magnetic fields and radio waves to generate numerous internal images of the body, that a computer then compiles into a 3-dimensional representation. Patients who may be pregnant should inform the MRI technologist before hand. Though there is no known risk of pregnant patients undergoing an MRI procedure, they are typically not advised for pregnant women, unless absolutely necessary.
Please be aware that MRIs are done only at our Milford location.
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