Advanced technology and imaging capability
MRI can be used to assess everything from ruptured discs in the spine to detecting brain tumors and vascular diseases through techniques such as:
- Spectroscopy (MRS) assesses chemical abnormalities in the brain for conditions such as coma, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, brain tumors, head injury and MS.
- Angiography (MRA) evaluates blood flow, or detects brain aneurysms or blood vessel abnormalities. It is used to visualize renal, carotid and vertebral arteries, or examine the aorta for aneurysm.
- Perfusion and diffusion scanning examines blood flow through tissues to evaluate strokes.
Enhanced patient comfort with open MRI technology
At Riverview Regional Medical Center, patients can receive top-quality MRI scans without being enclosed in a traditional MRI tunnel. The Hitachi Oasis™ 1.2T scanner has an open design that allows you to see your surroundings and even have a loved one nearby during the procedure. For anyone who has felt anxious or uncomfortable during a traditional MRI exam, this state-of-the-art technology offers a more comfortable alternative.