Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive imaging test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions with the use of a large magnetic scanner.
Fredonia Regional’s MRI scanner is a stationary unit that remains on-site 7 days per week for patient convenience. Our scanner uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures which cannot be seen as well with another imaging modality such as CT. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor, transmitted electronically, and copied to a CD. MRI does not use ionizing radiation or x-rays.
Contraindications for MRI include claustrophobia (which can be controlled by physician prescribed medication) or if a patient has an implanted defibrillator or pacemaker. An extensive patient history is obtained by our trained MRI technologists to ensure that each patient is safe to enter the magnet field prior to imaging.
For questions or concerns you may contact the Diagnostic Imaging Department at 620-378-6209.