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MRI

With a comprehensive array of MRI services offered, Advanced Imaging utilizes the most cutting-edge machinery available.  Our sophisticated imaging and applications enable us to detect disease earlier and to begin working with you to design an effective treatment and intervention plan.

Unique MRI Services Offered at WMC Advanced Imaging

Fetal MRI Cartilage Sensitive Orthopedic MRI 
MR Enterography Cardiac MR for congenital heart disease, masses and myocardial viability
MR Defacography MR Aorta
Dynamic Pelvic Floor Imaging   MR Pulmonary Vein Anatomy
MR Urogram Tractography
MR Prostate MR Spectroscopy
MRI of Joint Replacements MR Perfusion/Diffusion

What is MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that allows doctors to see inside the human body in remarkable detail without using radiation. Instead, MRI uses a powerful magnet, radio waves and a sophisticated computer system. This scan will provide your doctor with important information on certain types of body tissue (internal organs, joints, brain and spine) differently than an x-ray or a computed tomography (CT) scan.

How do I prepare for my MRI scan?
Very little preparation is required for an MRI scan. You will be asked to remove all metallic items such as watches, jewelry, hairpins, eyeglasses, and hearing aids and change into a patient gown. A personal locker will be provided for safe-keeping of valuables.  Certain exams may require a short period of fasting prior to imaging.  If so, you will be made aware of this when you book your appointment.

Will I receive intravenous injections?

For some procedures, it may be necessary to inject a special contrast material, which enables radiologists to see specific areas of your body more clearly.  If you will be receiving contrast, a nurse will place an IV prior to your exam.

What can I expect during the MRI scan?
 Upon arriving in the MRI Department, you will be greeted by a receptionist and asked a series of questions. Once in the scan room, you will be asked to lie on a padded table. During the scan, it is important to hold very still, as movement will cause blurring of the pictures. Throughout the entire examination, you will be able to speak to the technologist via an intercom. When the scanner is operating, you will hear a loud thumping noise and may feel a slight vibration. This is normal.

How long will the MRI scan take?
Each MRI scan is different. However, most scans take between 30 and 60 minutes (per exam).

What will happen following my MRI scan?
Immediately following the scan, you may resume normal activities, diet and medications.

How do I find out the results of my MRI scan?
Your MRI scan will be reviewed by a Radiologist. The Radiologist will send a report to your physician.

 

MRI Concerns

Not everyone is able to undergo an MRI, as the technology can conflict with certain conditions.  In some cases, testing can go forward but may require certain protocols to ensure your health and safety.

Both you and your physician should be aware of the following conditions which may affect an MRI.  Be sure to inform us of any of the following when you call to schedule your appointment:

  • Pacemakers
  • Stent insertion within the last six weeks
  • Metallic foreign bodies (artificial joints, metallic valves, etc.)

 

Special Circumstances

If your doctor orders mild sedation to assist with conditions such as claustrophobia, you must be accompanied by a person who will drive you home.

 

MRI Questionnaires 

MRI Questionnaire
MRI Contrast Questionnaire

By Phone

The Central Scheduling Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Our Phone: 914.493-2500 (to schedule an appointment press 2)
  • Fax: 914.493.2501
  • Nuclear Medicine Phone: 914.493.7552
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology Phone: 914.493.7560

Online

You can also request an appointment online by clicking the button below
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Scheduling Your Appointment

When calling our scheduling department, a friendly voice will greet you and ask for some information to schedule your examination. If possible, please have the following information available:

  • General information: name, address, telephone number with area code, Social Security number, driver's License number
  • The prescription from the doctor describing the type of examination to be performed.
  • What type of insurance you have.
  • If the examination you are having requires a pre-certification or pre-authorization number, please give that number to the scheduler. If you are not sure whether or not your particular insurance provider requires a pre-certification or pre-authorization, please call your insurance benefits coordinator who should be able to help you.
  • Specific information: You may be required to give more detailed information about your examination such as if you have any allergies, if you take certain kinds of medication or, in the case of an MRI examination, if you have a pacemaker or any metallic objects inside your body.

Please notify the scheduling staff if you have had any previous examinations at the Advanced Imaging Center or Westchester Medical Center.

Bobra, Shalabh
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Brudnicki, Adele R.
Brudnicki, Adele R.
Section Chief of Body Imaging Director of Pediatric Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Gilet, Anthony G.
Gilet, Anthony G.
Director of Body MRI and Director of Radiology Residency Program
Body Imaging
Radiology
Goldschmiedt, Judah
Body Imaging
Radiology
Gulko, Edwin
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Jedynak, Andrezej
Body Imaging
Radiology
LeCompte, Lesli M.
LeCompte, Lesli M.
Director of Ultrasound and Associate Director of Radiology Residency Program
Pediatric Radiology
Radiology
Mehta, Hasit
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Patel, Himanshu
Patel, Himanshu
Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiology
Rozenshtein, Anna
Rozenshtein, Anna
Director of Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging
Body Imaging
Radiology
Shapiro, Robert S.
Shapiro, Robert S.
Medical Director of Advanced Imaging, Director of Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance
Body Imaging
Radiology
Sonke, Pierre-Yves J.
Body Imaging
Nuclear Medicine
Radiology
Tenner, Michael S.
Tenner, Michael S.
Section Chief of Neuroradiology
Neuroradiology
Radiology