Sheridan County Health Complex offers Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Tuesday and Friday each week by Shared Medical Services, a mobile unit. Their experienced technologists offer highly diagnostic exams for a wide range of pathological conditions. MRI is a key tool in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment for many areas of the body including brain, spine, musculoskeletal, cancer, among others.
MRI uses a magnetic field instead of radiation to obtain images. This practice may restrict patients who have certain medical devices implanted such as pacemakers and defibrillators. However, most artificial joints, plates, and surgical clips are compatible. If there is a history of shrapnel or metal foreign bodies from gunshots, welding, and grinding a medical provider should be consulted prior to undergoing exam.
If there is concern for claustrophobia or anxiety a medical provider should be consulted prior to undergoing exam.
Due to the diversity of offered exams patient preparation will vary according to the test ordered by a medical provider. Please call the Radiology Department for more information.