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High Definition Diagnostic Imaging

Kirby Medical Center has brought the latest imaging services to the people of Monticello and the surrounding areas. We provide High Definition (HD) MRI and Wide Bore MRI all day on Thursdays. General Radiography (X-ray). Available 7 days a week/ 24 hours a day. With these powerful diagnostic imaging tools at a medical facility near you, you have access to high-quality diagnostic testing without having to travel to a metropolitan area.

MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is one of the more advanced and reliable imaging techniques available. Unlike x-ray exams, MRI uses no radiation, opting instead to utilize a combination of radio waves, magnetic fields, and computers to produce detailed images of the body’s internal structures and soft tissue. Shared Medical supplies Kirby with a 1.5 Tesla magnet, which is the standard in MRI technology.

What to Expect During an MRI

An MRI can diagnose a number of health concerns. The clear pictures they create of both bone and soft tissue make them a convenient way to diagnose or rule out health conditions in one diagnostic test. They are currently the best method medical professionals have to diagnose brain tumors.

MRIs can diagnose:

  • Damage to blood vessels
  • Stroke damage
  • Aneurysms
  • Spine damage
  • Arthritis
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • And more

An MRI works by placing a patient on a table which slides into a large, tube-shaped machine. The patient remains in the tube for 30 minutes to an hour while radio waves interact with the magnetic field to create images of the body. Some patients have felt claustrophobic remaining in the device for an extended period. If you feel anxious, remember that you can ask your doctor for a sedative and remain in contact with someone during the test through an intercom.

Call 217-762-1826 to schedule an MRI test at the Kirby Medical Center Imaging department.