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With a comprehensive array of MRI services offered, our advanced imaging technology and applications enable us to detect disease earlier and to begin working with you to design an effective treatment and intervention plan.

Unique MRI Services Offered at WMC Advanced Imaging

Fetal MRI Cartilage Sensitive Orthopaedic MRI 
MR Enterography Cardiac MR for congenital heart disease, masses and myocardial viability
MR Defacography MR Aorta
Dynamic Pelvic Floor Imaging   MR Pulmonary Vein Anatomy
MR Urogram Tractography
MR Prostate MR Spectroscopy
MRI of Joint Replacements MR Perfusion/Diffusion

What is MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that allows doctors to see inside the human body in remarkable detail without using radiation. Instead, MRI uses a powerful magnet, radio waves and a sophisticated computer system. This scan will provide your doctor with important information on certain types of body tissue (internal organs, joints, brain and spine) differently than an x-ray or a computed tomography (CT) scan.

How do I prepare for my MRI scan?
Very little preparation is required for an MRI scan. You will be asked to remove all metallic items such as watches, jewelry, hairpins, eyeglasses, and hearing aids and change into a patient gown. A personal locker will be provided for safe-keeping of valuables.  Certain exams may require a short period of fasting prior to imaging.  If so, you will be made aware of this when you book your appointment.

Will I receive intravenous injections?

For some procedures, it may be necessary to inject a special contrast material, which enables radiologists to see specific areas of your body more clearly.  If you will be receiving contrast, a nurse will place an IV prior to your exam.

What can I expect during the MRI scan?
 Upon arriving in the MRI Department, you will be greeted by a receptionist and asked a series of questions. Once in the scan room, you will be asked to lie on a padded table. During the scan, it is important to hold very still, as movement will cause blurring of the pictures. Throughout the entire examination, you will be able to speak to the technologist via an intercom. When the scanner is operating, you will hear a loud thumping noise and may feel a slight vibration. This is normal.

How long will the MRI scan take?
Each MRI scan is different. However, most scans take between 30 and 60 minutes (per exam).

What will happen following my MRI scan?
Immediately following the scan, you may resume normal activities, diet and medications.

How do I find out the results of my MRI scan?
Your MRI scan will be reviewed by a Radiologist. The Radiologist will send a report to your physician.

 

MRI Concerns

Not everyone is able to undergo an MRI, as the technology can conflict with certain conditions.  In some cases, testing can go forward but may require certain protocols to ensure your health and safety.

Both you and your physician should be aware of the following conditions which may affect an MRI.  Be sure to inform us of any of the following when you call to schedule your appointment:

  • Pacemakers
  • Stent insertion within the last six weeks
  • Metallic foreign bodies (artificial joints, metallic valves, etc.)

 

Special Circumstances

If your doctor orders mild sedation to assist with conditions such as claustrophobia, you must be accompanied by a person who will drive you home.

 

MRI Questionnaires 

MRI Questionnaire
MRI Contrast Questionnaire

 

Schedule Your Appointment By Phone

The scheduling staff is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Please have your prescription and insurance information available.

  Advanced Imaging Scheduling Call Center: 914.493.2500


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Please contact the Advanced Imaging Center at 914.493.2500 or e-mail AISchedulers@wmchealth.org with any inquires

Westchester Medical Center
Advanced Imaging

Ambulatory Care Pavilion
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

914.493.2500

MRI, MRI Cardiac
Pediatric MRI with Anesthesia

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Westchester Medical Center
Advanced Imaging

19 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10535

914.493.2500


Suite 1000- MRI, MRI Cardiac
            

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Please contact the Advanced Imaging Center at 914.493.2500 or e-mail AISchedulers@wmchealth.org with any inquires. 

Ali, Sana
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Flisnik, Laura
Body Imaging
Radiology
Friedman, Shari
Friedman, Shari, MD
Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiology
Gulko, Edwin
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Hong, Richard
Hong, Richard, MD
Chief of Pediatric Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Radiology
Kobak, Jeffrey A.
Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Kolnick, Dean
Pediatric Radiology
Radiology
Kurian, Jessica
Kurian, Jessica, MD
Attending Physician, Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Mehta, Hasit
Mehta, Hasit, MD
Section Chief of Neuroradiology
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Pearson, Gregory
Body Imaging
Radiology
Rozenshtein, Anna
Rozenshtein, Anna, MD, MPH, FACR
Director of Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging
Body Imaging
Radiology
Sanchez, Laurie
Neuroradiology
Radiology
Somwaru, Alexander
Somwaru, Alexander, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, New York Medical College
Body Imaging
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Sonke, Pierre-Yves J.
Body Imaging
Musculoskeletal Radiology
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