MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is used to generate images of internal organs and soft tissue inside of the body. This is done by creating a strong magnetic field and then using radio frequency waves to create a detailed picture. Generally, an MRI will be used to see tendons, ligaments, and cysts or other masses. It is the preferred exam for joint and spinal problems because it can provide remarkably clear pictures of soft-tissue structures near and around bones.
MRI Hours of Operation at Franklin Memorial Hospital
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Some Common MRI Scans Offered at Franklin Memorial Hospital
|Scan||Body Parts Imaged||Conditions or Areas Evaluated|
Stroke, MS, masses
|Spine work||Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum/coccyx||HNP, stenosis, fractures|
|Soft tissue neck||
Soft tissue masses, infections
|Extremities||Femur, tibia/fibula, humerus, radius/ulna||Fractures, bony tumors/cysts|
|Joints||Shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, knee, foot, ankle||Fractures, tears, cysts|
|Abdominal work||Kidneys, liver, pancreas, common bile ducts||Masses, cysts|
|Pelvic work||Uterus, bony pelvis||Masses, cysts|
|Arterial work||Circle of Willis, carotids, renals, SMA, IVC, aorta to the feet||Stenosis, occlusion, plaque|