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Allentown MRI machine

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Open Air MRI of Allentown features a Hitachi AIRIS II Open-Air MRI. Our MRI is open on all four sides so you will not feel confined. This design helps meet the needs of all patients — children, seniors, oversized persons, and those who suffer from the anxiety of confined spaces. It is spacious enough for a child to be imaged with a parent or guardian lying alongside for comfort and support. The Open-Air MRI of Allentown has a mid-field strength that is stronger than most other open-air type magnets and results in image detail equal to that of the traditional tunnel type magnets. Doctors receive the information they need for an accurate diagnosis, while the patient relaxes in open-air comfort.

What is MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a method of obtaining detailed pictures, or images, of internal body structures without the use of radiation or radioactive substances of any kind. This is accomplished by placing the patient in a magnetic field while harmless radio waves are turned on and off. This causes the body to emit its own weak radio signals which vary according to tissue characteristics. These signals are picked up by a sensitive antenna and fed to a computer which produces detailed images of the body for interpretation by our staff of board certified radiologists and then reported to your physician.

Allentown MRI computer

MRI Technologist Becky

MRI is also versatile, with the ability to image most parts of the body for effective and efficient evaluation of:

  • Brain Disorders
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Eye abnormalities
  • Tumor detection
  • Liver and other abdominal diseases
  • Knee and shoulder injuries
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Facial and/or neck abnormalities
  • Blood flow and vessel disorders
MRI reduces the need for biopsies, expiatory surgery and other associated diagnostic procedures that carry associated risks.