Utilizing a powerful magnet in conjunction with radio waves to cause tissues in the body to take on specific appearances, MRI allows the radiologist to isolate specific areas or systems for analysis and comparison to healthy tissue. MRI essentially takes slices like slicing a loaf of bread, in any direction, (top-bottom/ side-to side, or front to back).
The Imaging Center of Idaho offers the newest ultra short-bore, open design high field MRI. The Toshiba Vantage Atlas offers patented Pianissimo Technology which reduces acoustic noise by as much as 60 - 90% over other closed bore scanners. Noise associated with MRI is one of the most significant causes of patient discomfort.
At the Imaging Center of Idaho, all of our exams are tailored to the specific needs of the patient, their condition, and their referring physician. A tailored MRI exam consists of several different imaging sequences, each one having unique characteristics, and multiple pictures that allow the radiologist to distinguish normal tissues from injured/abnormal/diseased tissue.
During the MRI, patients are required to remain completely still during each imaging sequence, which may last 2 to 6 minutes or a total exam time of 30 to 60 minutes. This is a non-invasive procedure so patients can relax and often nap during these tests.
The Imaging Center of Idaho is designed with patient comfort in mind. Our MR suite is large and spacious with large southwest facing windows for comforting natural lighting, where patients may relax and listen to their favorite Satellite radio station while undergoing their exams. Our accredited, highly trained technologists will make every effort to make even the most anxious patient comfortable.
For your protection we have a pair of scrubs or a gown you will need to change into due to safety while in the MRI.
Patients who have the following may not be able to have a MRI test:
There is no special preparation for most MRI's exam. We encourage our patients to wear comfortable clothing such as a sweat-suit without metal snaps for zippers. The Imaging Center of Idaho offers hospital scrubs tops and bottoms to wear if needed.
For our patient's safety, we ask patients to remove all hairpins, body piercings, watches, and most jewelry before entering the MRI scan room. It is best to leave your valuables at home. If you are going to have an MRI of the abdomen or pelvis do not eat or drink 3 hours prior to your exam.
While Dr. Malcom treats a variety of patients, he also specializes in the treatment of vein disease, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy needing sclerotherapy or other vein surgery. He is one of the lead trainers, ensuring all vein doctors are able to carry out care at a high level but affordable price.
I had a pretty great experience here. Check in was easy since most of it was done over the phone prior to arrival. I was well taken care of during the whole imaging process. I was a little nervous but that went away quickly while being talked through the whole process and during the process. Very great staff!
They went above and beyond to help my diagnosis. The Ultrasound technician looked at my prostate, but it appeared normal, so she explored my abdomen. She then found a hernia! I believe it would have gone undetected and untreated if not for her persistence. Thanks to ALL at Imaging and Vein Center of Idaho for a positive experience during a scary time.
Everyone has been wonderful and very caring. Thank you all for everything. Oh and you really need to get banana flavored contrast drinks.😁
This staff and service was fantastic. They got me in the day after I called to make an appointment. Cash pay price was VERY reasonable. I highly recommend this facility.
We are driven by empathy and compassion and strive for our patients to have a good experience and successful exam. Every technologist is extensively educated in their field and is not only experienced, but also caring and committed to capturing the best diagnostic images.
Offering Board Certified Radiologists with subspecialities in Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal, Body, Breast, Interventional and General Radiology.
When you're getting ready for an imaging service to verify your healthcare provider's diagnosis, to check in on your new baby or to assess the damage your fall has done to your ankle, you need a variety of things. You'll need cutting-edge equipment to get a deeper view of your bodily systems, a friendly technologist to ease you through the imaging process and a knowledgeable radiologist to walk you through the results. You can count on the Imaging Center of Idaho to provide ideal imaging services.
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