Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), is a noninvasive, painless way to look inside the body to see organs and other body tissues. The purpose of an MRI is to find changes in the body that can lead to diagnosis and treatment of disease. MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to create images of organs and tissues. Unlike x-rays, MRI scans can “see through” bone, allowing our specialists to analyze soft tissue. MRI does not use radiation, therefore there are no known side effects.
Equipped for High Quality MRI Images
Doctors use MRI pictures to diagnose illnesses and provide appropriate treatment. MRI scans are non-invasive and completely painless.
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How to Prepare for an MRI Scan
No special preparation is necessary for this exam, unless otherwise instructed by your care team.
High Field MRI
This MRI system is the most common and features a circular enclosure where patients are placed for imaging. Our facility uses a 1.5 T High Field MRI with a 70 cm bore which is not available at all facilities.
MAGNETOM Altea is our new 1.5T Open Bore system that gives you full confidence to deliver the productivity, reproducibility, and patient satisfaction that you demand in MRI. Powered by our premium MRI technology, MAGNETOM Altea combines our unique , exclusive technology and new AI-powered image reconstruction technology, to fundamentally transform care delivery.
What to Expect at Your Exam
- Before the exam, you will be asked to identify any metallic or electronic devices on or within your body, especially related to the brain or heart. The MRI machine is a large magnet, so identifying these items beforehand is very important to your safety.
- You may be asked to change clothes and wear a gown for your exam. If you wear loose clothing with no metal objects, however, you may be able to stay in your clothes.
- After the exam, you can resume your normal diet and activities.
- After your exam, CD copies of your scans can be made at our facility. If you’d like one, ask your care team.
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(337) 703-6430 fax
1025 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 101, Lafayette, LA 70508
1122 S. Bernard Rd, Suite A Broussard, LA 70518
What to Bring to Your Appointment
For a stress-free exam day, patients are encouraged to complete all registration paperwork in advance and upload a copy of their insurance card and personal ID online. If this information is provided prior to the appointment, there is no need to bring it with you on exam day. Here’s a quick list of important things you should bring to your appointment:
*If you did not upload this online in advance of your appointment.
Driver’s license or personal ID (if you did not upload this online in advance of your appointment)