Our in-house fixed MRI unit provides state-of-the-art imaging. MRI tests use a strong magneti c field, radio waves, and computers to create images. The MRI machine is cylindrical and creates a magnetic field around the patient. MRI is utilized in situations where organs or soft tissues are being studied; it does not use radiation. When examining the blood vessels, the MRI performs a specialized type of exam called an MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography). The MRI unit is a Phillips Ambition 1.5T. Interpretations are provided by the University of Rochester imaging team.
The MRI environment is calming and spacious and allows the patient to listen to music of their choice.
MyChart allows patients to view their imaging reports as soon as they are made available to the ordering provider.