MRI Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is very similar to CT imaging, but provides a better picture of soft tissue within the body. Also, unlike CT imaging, MRI uses magnets to view what your anatomy looks like rather than radio waves. It is very useful in neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and oncological imaging. Also, many sports related injuries require MRI imaging.

What to expect during your MRI…
Nebraska Advanced Radiology has an Open MRI. This type of scanner allows for a wider range ofMRI - Nebraska Advanced Radiology patients to be seen at our facility. Open MRI is the choice of patients with anxiety or claustrophobia. We can also accommodate patients up to 500 lbs.
During your MRI exam, you will hear a “knocking” sound, which is the magnet moving around to capture the images. This is completely normal and will in no way harm you. MRI exams will at times require the use of contrast media, just like CT. However there are no instructions to follow prior to your exam.

A few instructions…

  • Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. Please try to avoid wearing any metal.
  • Your appointment will take approximately 1 hour.
  • Inform our staff if you are or may be pregnant.
  • Also inform us of any of the following: aneurysm or brain surgery, metal fragments that may be in your body, surgical implantation of any metal, wire or electronic devices, and artificial cardiac valves.