Equipment & Procedures
Open Bore MRI
Some patients, especially those who are overweight, claustrophobic or very young, feel more comfortable with an Open Bore MRI. Lexington Medical Center recently installed a new state of the art MRI with a wider opening. Its size can accommodate very large patients and its openness is child-friendly.
Both rooms at Lexington Medical Center contain high-field MRI's offering superior image quality due to the 1.5T magnets. The stronger magnet means shorter scan times per study, thus a shorter exam time for you.
Range of MRI Tests
We provide an array of MRI tests and procedures. Common procedures for MRI include brain MRI for workup of headache, stroke, tumor and inflammatory conditions.
MRI Useful for Screening
MRI may produce pictures of internal blood vessels which rival conventional arteriograms — useful for screening for carotid artery disease, brain aneurysm, aortic disease and narrowed arteries to the kidneys which may cause high blood pressure.
MRI Of The Spine
MRI of the spine is useful for the workup of back pain and radiculopathy.
MRCP Is Less-Invasive
MRCP is also becoming increasingly popular as a less-invasive alternative to ERCP in the evaluation of stone disease.
Musculoskeletal MRI (knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, etc.) is available as well to evaluate injured or painful joints.
Special Coils Used
Special coils are used to examine the breasts for evidence of implant failure or the prostate for signs of tumor spread in patients with prostate cancer.
MRI Units Located at Lexington & Irmo Facilities
Our two state of the art, high-field, short bore MRI machines at our Lexington and Irmo facilities combine the signal strength of a traditional high field with a larger bore for a more open feeling.