What is an MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe and painless diagnostic procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your body without surgery.

The MRI machine will scan selected areas of your body using a strong magnetic field, radio waves, and computer technology. The scanning process produces detailed pictures of your internal organs, bones and soft tissues without using radiation. Images are transferred via high-speed computer networks for detailed study by our radiologist and a report of the results is then sent to your physician.

MRI can be used to make detailed cross-sectional pictures of every part of the body. This highly accurate imaging technique helps doctors to evaluate and diagnose injuries and diseases of the brain, spine, skeleton, chest, breast, abdomen, pelvis and blood vessels. Depending on the part of the body to be scanned, it may be necessary to inject a contrast agent to make some of the tissues show up more clearly. Usually the need for a contrast media is determined at the time of the examination by our radiologist. These contrast agents are very safe and FDA-approved.

Siskyou Imaging provides a full range of state-of-the-art MRI and MRA imaging services that provide you with superior care. Our imaging center utilizes a high field, short bore magnet that maximizes your comfort, while producing high-quality MRI images to help your physician make an accurate diagnosis. The short-bore scanner has a large opening which makes it comfortable and non-confining.

What is an MRI?

Scanning the body

Our MRI scanner is effective for all parts of the body. It can evaluate:

  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Lumps
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Spine Diseases
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Tumor Detection

To find out more about specific procedures, click on About MRI or About MRA links for details.