Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Monticello
High Definition Diagnostic Imaging
Kirby Medical Center has brought the latest imaging services to the people
of Monticello and the surrounding areas. We provide a High Definition
(HD) MRI all day on Thursdays. 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. OSF 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
- Spine damage
- 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