MRI/Open MRI | White Plains Hospital

MRI/Open MRI

At White Plains Hospital, the Radiology Department offers a variety of MRI services to our community. Equipped with advanced technology, the Radiology Department houses both Open MRI and High-Field MRI machines, allowing our board-certified radiologists to make their best diagnostic assessments.

What is an MRI?

Radiology Equipment at White Plains Hospital CenterMRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, uses magnetism, radio waves, and a powerful computer to produce diagnostic images of body organs and structures. For an MRI test, the area of the body being studied is placed inside a special machine that contains a strong magnet. Pictures from an MRI scan are digital images that can be saved and stored on a computer for more study. The images also can be reviewed remotely, such as in a clinic or an operating room. MRI tests are usually done by a radiology technologist, and the images from the test are then interpreted by a radiologist or other specialty physician.

Patients may have an MRI to examine their head, chest, blood vessels, abdomen and pelvis, bones and joints, and/or spine. MRIs are done for many reasons, and are used to find problems such as tumors, bleeding, injury, blood vessel diseases, or infection. MRI testing also is conducted to provide more information about something seen on an X-ray, ultrasound scan, or CT scan.

What are the benefits of Open MRI?

For some, a standard MRI machine may make them feel nervous or claustrophobic. To ensure that our patients receive quality care while also feeling comfortable and secure, White Plains Hospital is equipped with Open MRI technology. In contrast to the standard MRI, Open MRI machines do not fully enclose a patients' body, and therefore provide a greater sense of comfort to some patients while still producing quality diagnostic images.

For more information on White Plains Hospital's Radiology Department or MRI and Open MRI testing, please call 914-681-1260.