Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio energy to make pictures of organs and other structures inside the body allowing doctors to diagnose and identify possible medical conditions. An MRI can show problems that cannot be seen with an X-ray or other imaging techniques. In some cases, contrast material may be used during the MRI scan to show certain structures more clearly.
An MRI test is painless and comfortable. You will lie on a padded table while the test is taking place. The accuracy and speed of our MRI scanners means that you will be done quickly and your doctor will have to run few, if any, follow-up scans.
Not everyone is a candidate for an MRI. Be sure to inform your physician if you have: a pacemaker, aneurysm clips in the brain, a shunt with telesensor, inner ear implants, metal fragments in one or both eyes, implanted spinal cord stimulators, or if you’re pregnant or breast feeding.
Methodist Women's Hospital Imaging
707 N 190th Plaza
Omaha, NE 68022
402-354-4001, ext. 11