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Radiology Services and Locations

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, is a valuable, painless diagnostic test that allows radiologists to see inside some areas of the body that cannot be seen using conventional x-rays. MRI scanners do not use ionizing radiation, however, they do make a lot of noise. MRi uses a very strong magnet and radio frequency to produce cross-sectional views of the body. Areas of the body that may undergo a MRI include the brain, spine, joints, bones, soft tissue structures, abdomen, liver, pelvis, and the cardiovascular system. MRI allows doctors to detect many medical conditions in the early stages of development. Early detection increases your treatment options and success rates. MMC has 3 high-field (1.5T) MRI scanners that offer state of the art, high-resolution images.

MRI scans are available at our Main Campus on the Western Promenade in Portland, and at our outpatient  Scarborough Campus.

Your MRI procedure will be performed by a licensed Radiologic Technoloigst certified in MRI. Interpretation of your exam will be by a board certified radiologist from Spectrum Medical Group.

After your physician has scheduled your MRI exam, you will be contacted by a patient representative from the MRI Department to review a series of medical questions. These questions are to determine your eligibility and ensure your safety for an MRI exam. The questions consist of a medical history such as prior surgeries, claustrophobia, exposure to metal, and renal function. You will also be contacted by a central registration representative for updated insurance information, if needed.

On the day of your exam, plan on spending 1-2 hours in the MRI Department and possibly longer for specialty procedures. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the technoloist who will do a comprehensive review of your medical history, explain the procedure and get your signature for consent.

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