What’s an MRI?
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive scan that uses a large, powerful magnet to produce detailed, 3D images of the organs and tissues in the body without ionizing radiation. MRI is an effective tool to:
- provide detailed images of your soft tissue, ligaments, or organs
- diagnose disorders of the brain, spinal cord, heart, blood vessels, bones, or joints
- guide procedures, such as biopsies
- screen for prostate cancer and breast cancer for women with certain risk factors
Florida’s first GE SIGNA™ Premier AIR™ 3T MRI
We are home to Florida’s first GE SIGNA™ Premier AIR™ 3T MRI scanner which provides higher quality images in significantly faster scan times. With this MRI, located at our Gate Parkway location, we can perform MRIs in as little as 10 minutes, screening breast MRI in five minutes, and diagnostic breast MRI in nine minutes.
Breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses a strong magnet and radio frequency to create a detailed image of the breast tissue. Breast MRI is a great option for women who:
- have dense breasts
- have implants
- have tested positive for mutations in the BRCA genes are considered high-risk
A breast MRI is typically a diagnostic exam, but the American Cancer Society recommends that all high-risk women have a screening breast MRI along with their mammogram on an annual basis.