Magnetic Technology Creates Detailed Images of All Body Parts
Magnetic resonance imaging revolutionized the field of diagnostic medicine when it was introduced in the 1970s. Scientifically complex, the technique uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create images of everything from the brain and breasts to the pelvis and prostate.
Most MRI machines are large and tube-shaped and contain powerful magnets. When a patient lies inside, a magnetic field temporarily realigns hydrogen atoms in the body. Radio waves cause these atoms to produce faint signals, which are used to create the detailed images.
Main Street Radiology's MRI division consists of four sections. The Neuroradiology section specializes in diseases of the brain, spine, head, and neck. Musculoskeletal Radiology focuses on the joints, bones, and muscles of the arms and legs. Our Breast Imaging section uses advanced technology to evaluate breast health and look for possible tumors. Finally, the Body Imaging sections perform exams of the chest, abdomen, pelvis and cardiovascular system.
We have a full range of state-of-the-art MRI technology, including some that's rarely found outside of major research institutions. Often, we use a combination of MRI techniques to provide our patients with the best results.