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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

At Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, our diagnostic imaging staff uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to develop detailed pictures of the inside of your body without the use of invasive techniques or x-ray radiation. The tests are performed using a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce a clear, detailed view of a patient's internal organs and tissues. An MRI is painless and extremely safe.

What does an MRI do?
An MRI can be used to assess a variety of situations – from knee or head injuries to tumors or blood and vessel disorders. MRIs have proven valuable for the diagnosis of a broad conditions in all parts of the body, including heart and vascular disease, stroke, and cancer, to name a few. In many cases, other imaging procedures, such as ultrasound or CT, may detect a problem and MRI is then used to evaluate that problem further.

How to Schedule a MRI:
Patients may schedule an appointment directly, but must bring a completed physician referral form with them to the appointment. Your physician's office can also call to schedule appointments.

Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Scheduling: 206-368-2778

Fax: 206-368-6160

Department Telephone:      206-368-1744

The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
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