MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
In the MRI Suite, a patient’s comfort is our top priority. The suite is a quiet and relaxed environment where patients may listen to music during the procedure. Highly trained and sensitive staff are available to calm any anxiety that may arise from having a test. In some cases, a patient may have a contrast injection which helps radiologists see an area of the body. MRI is well-suited for imaging soft tissue, such as the spinal cord, brain, muscle, and joints, such as the shoulder, knee, ankle, wrist. The MRI Suite at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is accredited by the American College of Radiologists.
- Cardiac imaging
- Breast MR imaging and spectroscopy
- MRI guided breast biopsy
- Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
- Most complete range of vascular imaging techniques
- Scanning tailored to specific neuroanatomy or flow phenomena
- Comfortable patient positioning for any angle and view
- Advanced cross-sectional studies
- Non-invasive evaluation of dynamic cardiac motion and blood flow characteristics
- Improved image contrast for excellent tumor or tissue discrimination
- MR cholangiopancreatography for testing of the liver, bile and pancreas
About MRI Testing
In most cases, no before-test preparations are needed for an MRI. A technologist will bring the patient to the suite and explain the exam. The patient will lie on a flat table and the table will slide the patient into position in the MRI unit. Most MRI exams take approximately 15 to 20 minutes.