S.A.N.S.C. is proud to offer a state of the art OPEN MRI machine. The Open MRI features large opening between magnets eliminating the claustrophobia many patients experience. SANSC is committed to offering the latest technology possible to our patients and referring physicians. Committed to patient satisfaction and comfort, our staff will take time to fully explain any tests and procedures before they are performed.
About The Exam
MRI is a non-invasive procedure with no known negative side-effects. The procedure is performed without radiation and provides images of the interior of virtually any area of the human body. It is a painless procedure and is useful as a primary means of quick and accurate diagnosis of patients by physicians. No special preparations are required prior to the exam. The patient can resume normal activities and intake of medications after an MRI exam, unless otherwise directed by the physician.
A typical procedure averages about 20-40 minutes depending on the type of information required by the physician. During the MRI examination, a technologist will be present constantly for the patient. If enhancement of MRI images is requested by physicians, a contrast agent will be administered to the patient by the technologist.
Before entering the MRI examination room, patients will be asked to remove and leave items not compatible with the magnetic field in a secured location outside the room. Accordingly, patients will be asked to remove any make-up or dentures and to wear a hospital gown to avoid magnetic interference by items such as belt buckles and zippers. The technologist will need to be informed of any implants and any other items that may not be compatible with the MRI procedure.
The Hitachi AIRIS II confidently provides reliable and top quality images. With a vertical opening of 192 cm and a weight capacity of up to 500 lbs, our MRI scanner comfortably accommodates for a large range of patient heights and weights. Our MRI also features two-speed, power-driven, longitudinal movement along with an award-winning asymmetrical design. Furthermore, an intercom with surround-sound stereo system enhances the experience and comfort of patients and technologists during the MRI examination. Accredited by the American College of Radiology, our facility meets stringent quality specifications and standards.
MRI images are professionally interpreted by board-certified radiologists, including subspecialists such as Neuroradiologists and MSK specialists. Turnaround time for a formal radiology report is less than 24 hours.
Our center strives to provide our patients with the latest technology. MRI images are available either on CD or film. Both options are of outstanding quality. The contrast of CD images can be adjusted to different levels for viewing. We will provide MRI CD’s to patients upon completion of each study.
With the Open MRI of SANSC we offer:
- Flexible/Same Day Scheduling
- Professional and courteous staff
- Reports to Physician within 24 hours
- Precert and filing of insurance on the patients behalf
- Payment plans offered for self-pay patients
- Fully Registered / Certified Technologists
- Image interpretation done by a Board Certified Radiologists of U.S. Teleradiology
- Complimentary films or CD provided upon request
- Film Delivery —- if needed
- Accredited by the American College of Radiology