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Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI)

Advanced technology, in a 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 recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and is accredited in both MRI and breast MRI imaging. 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 unit. Designed to be patient-friendly, the unit boasts an ultra short bore, providing greater patient comfort without compromising image quality. Due to its advanced technology, 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. Routine appointments are available weekdays as well as on Sundays.

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. Appointments are scheduled through the Central Scheduling Department at (203) 732-7101.