What is MRI?
MRI is a non-invasive procedure that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to construct pictures of the body. A powerful magnet generates a magnetic field roughly 10,000 times stronger than the natural background magnetism from the earth. A very small percentage of hydrogen atoms within a human body will align with this field.
When focused radio wave pulses are broadcast towards the aligned hydrogen atoms in tissues of interest, they will return a signal. The subtle differences in that signal from various body tissues enables MRI to differentiate organs, and potentially contrast benign and malignant tissue.
Faster, Shorter and More Comfortable Scanning Techniques
The Imaging Department at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital performs fast scanning techniques and advanced imaging. The MRI technology features a comfortable, open environment that may help reduce patient anxiety. The magnet accommodates large and claustrophobic patients. For some exams, the patient’s head is actually outside the scanner. The patient-friendly features such as the wide patient opening, music entertainment, soft patient mattress with a headrest, and reduced noise help improve patient comfort and makes it easier to scan children and senior citizens, who may be nervous about entering an MRI scanner.
Enhanced Customer Service
At Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, our goal is to provide the best quality MR experience for our patients. From the private interview lounge to the complimentary integrated conventional therapies including aromatherapy and soothing music, the friendly and compassionate staff are here to meet your needs.
Preparing for your visit:
Here's what you can expect on the day of your visit.
Following Your Visit:
- Our Radiologists will interpret your images and send a report directly to your doctor. Your doctor will communicate the results of your exam to you.