About Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses powerful magnets and radio waves to produce detailed, cross-sectional images of the body's organs and soft tissue. MRI can detect tumors, torn ligaments, brain abnormalities, and many other potential health issues. MRI is noninvasive and does not use ionizing radiation.
MRI technology is commonly used in the following imaging studies:
› Learn more about image-guided biopsy for bone cancer.
› Learn more about minimally invasive treatment options for bone cancer.
› Learn more about how our specialists can treat stroke, tumors, and aneurysm.
› Learn more about breast health and screening for breast cancer.
› Learn more about our treatment options for stroke and aneurysm.
› Learn more about image-guided biopsy for cancers of the liver, kidneys, and lungs.
› Learn more about minimally invasive treatment options for liver, kidney, and lung cancers and tumors.
You have questions. We have answers.
Below you'll find answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked by patients. Please contact our ARA Cares Coordinator at (828) 436-5500 with any additional questions or concerns.
Please advise your doctor and MRI technician if you have any metal in your body (pacemakers, shrapnel, implants, surgical plates or screws, etc.) or if you have tattoos. Please leave all jewelry at home.
Depending on the type of study being performed, you may be asked not to eat or drink anything for up to six hours prior to the test. If you are having an MRI with contrast material, you will need to fast for eight hours before the test.