Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses strong magnet and radio waves to provide clear and detailed images of internal body organs and tissues. MRI is often conducted to provide more information about a finding that was previously seen on an X-ray, ultrasound or CT scan.
At White Plains Hospital we offer a variety of advanced MRI options to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis and a comfortable environment that fits your unique needs. These include:
3.0T MRI uses high-definition technology that produces high-resolution images, allowing our radiologists to differentiate between benign and malignant conditions, identify medical conditions that require attention, and provide a more definitive diagnose. Our radiologists use 3.0T MRI for:
- Neurological/brain imaging
- Spine studies
- Orthopedic imaging, including elbow, wrist, hip, knee, foot and ankle
- Prostate imaging
- Pelvic imaging (male and female)
- Abdominal imaging
- Specialized vascular and cardiac applications
- Functional and spectroscopic imaging
For some patients, a standard MRI machine may make them feel nervous or claustrophobic. At White Plains Hospital, we ensure that our patients receive quality care while also feeling comfortable and secure by providing Open MRI. Compared to standard MRI, Open MRI machines do not fully enclose patients, and therefore provide a greater sense of comfort to patients while still producing high-quality diagnostic images.
Open Sitting MRI
White Plains Hospital offers the Open Sitting MRI (also known as the Stand-Up MRI), which produces images of outstanding quality while enabling patients to be scanned in a standing, bending or comfortably seated position. Because of the Open Sitting MRI’s unique magnet configuration, there is nothing in front of the patient’s face or directly overhead to create a closed-in feeling. The Open Sitting MRI is the clear choice for claustrophobic or large patients.
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) uses MRI technology to detect, diagnose, and aid in the treatment of heart disorders, stroke, and blood vessel disease. MRA provides detailed images of blood vessels without using contrast material, although a special form of contrast material is often given to provide clearer images of the exam. MRA may be used to identify diseases and aneurysms in the aorta and major blood vessels, detect atherosclerosis disease in the carotid artery of the neck, and identify aneurysms of the brain.
A typical MRI scan can reach sound levels over 100 decibels, which can increase stress levels in patients. White Plains Hospital Medical and Wellness Imaging Center in Armonk offers Silent MRI technology. This revolutionary technique produces sound closer to the level of ambient noise in a quiet room while still providing excellent image quality. Patients can expect a quieter, more pleasant experience compared to traditional MRIs. A relaxed environment during a scan can lead to faster scanning and fewer repeat scans.