Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI is available in-house by our sister company Cross Timbers Imaging. Having availability to the only IN-House MRI in Erath County, we are excited to offer this technology to our patients.
MRI scanners produce highly detailed images of your body without using ionizing radiation. The large, 1.5 T magnet in the MRI system allows the atoms in your body to receive radio signals that are produced by another component of the system. The radio signals returned by your body are processed by a computer into finely detailed images. MRI images can aid your physician in making a rapid, accurate diagnosis. MRI review is done with the physician on your follow-up exam.
What to expect during your MRI: You will be asked to lie down on a comfortable, paddle table and listen to your favorite music. The exam is simple, painless, non-invasive procedure that takes less than 60 minutes.
If you have any of the following, please notify the physi
cian or technologist.
- Brain Aneurysm clips
- Inner ear implant
- Metal fragments in your eyes
- Shrapnel in your body
- Implanted spinal cord stimulator or drug infusion device
- Some other implanted device and are unsure if you can undergo an MRI exam