Open MRI machine OASIS

    Winchester Imaging 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. As well as offering a much roomier exam, our  New Open MRI also 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 Open MRI creates higher resolution images, which in turn greatly improves the quality of the images produced.  Because of the higher quality images our Radiologists have much better ability to accurately diagnose your specific exam. Our magnet has gone from 1.0T to a 1.2T Strength.

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Faster Scan times

These advances in technology allow for a stronger signal strength as well, which allows for faster scan times. This means less time in the machine 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.

More Spacious

While our previous MRI was considered open,  our new Open MRI, gives patients an unprecedented  270 degrees of  open view.  OASIS is a vertical field whole body magnet, with an even more spacious feel. Because of this, many of our patients with special needs 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.

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Interested in Learning More About MRI?

Follow the link to our MRI Frequently Asked Questions for more details on how it works.

Frequently Asked Questions-MRI

Did your doctor order your MRI with CONTRAST?

Follow the link labelled FAQ-CONTRAST to learn more

Frequently Asked Questions-CONTRAST

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.

Unless you have been otherwise instructed, you may continue your normal diet and medications.

For your exam please avoid wearing any metal or other items that might affect the scan.

These items can include, but are not limited to:

  •  Clothing with metal
    •  Grommets
    • Metal Threads
    •  Decorations
    •  Hooks
    • Buttons
    • Underwire Bras
  • Jewelry
  • Hairpins
  • Eyeglasses
  • Watches
  • Wigs
  • Dentures
  • Hearing Aids

Where to Check In:

Winchester Imaging

160 Exeter Drive, Suite 102
Winchester, VA 22603

Suite 102
Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

Suite 104

Morning hours:
Monday – Friday 5:30am – 8:00am

Evening hours:
Monday-Thursday 5:00 pm-12:30am
Friday 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Weekend hours:
Saturday 8:00 am-4:00
Sunday (MRI only) 8:00 am-4:00 pm

What Our Patients Have To Say..

Brandon was very helpful in announcing how many minutes to expect during each interval.
Randy was excellent to work with as well. I’m very claustrophobic and felt at ease. My MRI was a pleasant experience in that area.
Both were true gentlemen with great bedside manners to calm me.
I was nervous and wanted my husband to be in the waiting area (next to the door) to comfort me. There was no one else in the waiting room and I told the receptionist that we both had our Covid vaccines. I asked if they were busy because no one else was in the waiting area. She told me they were always busy and that she just started her shift. She then asked her office mates if they wanted something from McDonald’s and seemingly left to buy food.
She was very courteous when I registered. I know rules are rules especially due to Covid. Maybe his temperature could have been checked as well. My husband did go into the empty waiting area and sat next to the door. While I was in the MRI, she returned and rudely told him to leave and go in the hall or out to his car. My husband and I are both responsible teachers.
***I highly recommend the MRI Technologists. They were absolutely the best

MRI Tech was GREAT! I am claustrophobic and she was so kind, and patient! Got thru with flying colors.


My tech was the sweetest person I have met in a very long time! Although she knew I had been through this hundreds of times, she still explained every step of my test! She is great and the facility is sparkling clean with less than a 10 minute wait time!

Kerry 04/2021



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