The MRI suite at Griffin Hospital incorporates state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technology in a personalized, healing environment. Our staff of board certified and state licensed Radiologists and technologists ensure that your MRI exam is performed and interpreted using the latest imaging techniques. It is our goal to offer a comfortable, anxiety-free environment to our patients while providing exceptional imaging. We are proud of the fact that our MRI Department is accredited and recognized by the Joint Commission and the American College of Radiology (ACR). The department recently received its third accreditation award from the American College of Radiology.
In 2012, Griffin Hospital was awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
The MRI unit at Griffin Hospital is a "high-field" Siemens 1.5T (T = tesla) unit. Designed to be patient-friendly, the unit boasts a "short bore" and a roomy "wide-angle" gantry, providing greater patient comfort without compromising image quality. Due to its speed, our MRI allows technologists to keep scan times to a minimum. Not all MRI units are the same, so it is important for patients and referring physicians to understand that magnet strength is a major consideration when choosing a facility for MRI services. Be assured that the MRI unit at Griffin Hospital will produce exquisite, high resolution images because it contains a "high-field" magnet.
In keeping with the Planetree Model of Care, the MRI Department offers both music and aromatherapy to provide you with a comforting environment for your MRI examination. Complimentary valet parking is offered to all outpatients who use Griffin Hospital's Diagnostic Imaging Services. This program is offered Monday through Friday. Routine outpatient appointments are available in the evening as well as on the weekends. Appointments are scheduled through the Central Scheduling Department at (203) 732-7101.