MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
Using a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer, MRI produces detailed, three-dimensional pictures of organs and tissues. These detailed images allow physicians to better evaluate various parts of the body and certain diseases that may not be assessed adequately with other imaging methods such as X-ray, ultrasound or CT.
An Open MRI can reduce the discomfort and anxiety sometimes experienced with a traditional MRI tube. To accomodate these patients FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital has the area's only TRUE Open MRI.
Children under the age of 10 often require sedation during an MRI. FirstHealth offers this service at Richmond Memorial for pediatric patients. The sedation is administered through a small IV placed in the child's hand before he/she enters the exam room. It will remain in place until the exam is completed.
The child may feel a pinch when the IV needle is first inserted, but should not notice pain after that. Sedation is given one hour before the exam is performed and is monitored by an anesthesiologist.
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Please review the patient information for the procedure you are scheduled for prior to your appointment.