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MRI Radiology Diagnostics for Patients

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive imaging technique which provides detailed images of body structures using radiofrequency waves and a magnetic field. Combining a strong magnetic field and radiofrequency waves, these systems probe the deepest tissues of the body for the diagnosis of disease. In return, they are mapped and converted into digital images by a computer. In some cases, it may be necessary to inject contrast so the tissues show up more clearly. This contrast is completely different than contrast used in other studies.

At the Department of Radiology’s MRI division, we provide state-of-the-art Siemens MRI technology equipment using 1.5 to 3.0 Tesla, coupled with the most effective imaging techniques and along with an open MRI unit for our referred patients’ convenience and comfort.

What to Expect During an MRI

Find out how to prepare for an MRI and what to expect before, during and after the test.

Comprehensive MRI Care Team

MRI can be used for diagnosing and guiding treatment for disease and injury as part of a comprehensive radiology service. Our team of experts includes:

  • Physicians: responsible for interpreting the results of radiology and therapeutic procedures in various areas of radiology
  • Technologists: certified by American Registry Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), have the ability to set and select software options and imaging parameters for viewing and interpreting images
  • Nurses: assist with more complex radiology procedures requiring intravenous (IV) administration of medicine, may be responsible for assessing and documenting the patient’s status and care needs and providing educational information
  • Medical Researchers: develop and conduct new ideas in the advancement of diagnosing and preventing many diseases including the area of biomedical research, biomedical research at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center ranks among the top 15 centers in the U.S.

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