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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic tool that produces detailed images of the human body without the use of x-rays. These images are created using a large magnet, radio waves and a computer system to process the data. Procedures using MRI are painless and involve no ionizing radiation.

When it comes to MRIs, a stronger magnet delivers a clearer image. The Jackson Imaging Center's 3 tesla MRI, the only one in the River Region, is the most powerful magnet clinically available, delivering the high-quality images our radiologist needs to make a more confident diagnosis. Its advanced technology also provides a faster, efficient MRI exam – and its open bore design helps prevent that "closed-in" feeling for kids and adults.

Benefits of the Siemens MAGNETOM Skyra 3T MRI:

  • Available quiet mode, which can help create a calming environment
  • Highest image quality leading to more accurate diagnosis
  • Fastest scan time
  • Most powerful magnet clinically available
  • Large-bore scanner delivers more comfortable scan
  • Quiet feature for sound-sensitive patients
  • Audio sound system for a more relaxing experience