We are Excited to Announce the Arrival of Our New – State of the Art – Open MRI
At Winchester Imaging we use an Open MRI (also called Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to accommodate our patients that prefer a more spacious experience. While most MRI machines have a closed in cylinder that a patient must lie in to obtain the scan, our new MRI is even more open than our previous one.
Our New Open MRI provides an even more accurate diagnosis due to its high level of resolution. Thanks to the high field strength we benefit from shorter exam times and easier to read images.
Higher Resolution Images
Thanks to Advancements in Open MRI technology, our new MRI is able to produce higher resolution images, and improve the quality of the images produced. Above all, it increases the ability of our Radiologists to accurately diagnose your specific exam. Our magnet has gone from 1.0T to a 1.2T Strength.
Faster Scan times
Our new machine has a stronger signal strength, which allows for faster scan times. This means less time and a more pleasant experience for you. Our commitment is to provide our patients with the best in quality imaging services, which is why we have invested in the most state of the art magnet available today.
Our new Open MRI, OASIS, is a much more spacious experience for our patients. While our previous MRI was considered open, this vertical field, whole body magnet gives patients an unprecedented 270 degrees of open view. Many of our patients will benefit from this new more open design. For instance if you have claustrophobia or need a more spacious and comfortable MRI to stay calm during the procedure, we have you covered. This is the one of many upgrades we plan on making to our facility, in order to serve you better.
Interested in Learning More About MRI?
Follow the link to our MRI Frequently Asked Questions for more details on how it works.
Did your doctor order your MRI with CONTRAST?
Follow the link labelled FAQ-CONTRAST to learn more
Pre-Appointment Check List:
Preparing for an MRI exam is easy. If you’ve been scheduled at our facility, we will call you to confirm your appointment a few days in advance to go through a list of screening questions with you. These questions will ensure that it is safe for you to have an MRI. In addition, they are also designed to make sure you are prepared for your exam. As well as preparing you for what to expect once you’ve arrived at our facility. This will also provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Here are some general guidelines:
Unless you have been otherwise instructed, you may continue your normal diet and medications.
Prior to the exam please avoid wearing any metal or other items that might affect the scan. These items can include, but are not limited to:
- Hearing Aids
- Underwire Bras
- Clothes with metal
- Metal Threads
Where to Check In:
Mon-Thursday 5:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am- 5:00 pm
Mon-Thursday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am-4:00
Sun (MRI only) 8:00 am-4:00 pm