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Magnetic resonance

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A new, sophisticated device providing an exceptional image quality for precise results.

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is an ultra-sophisticated imaging technique that uses an electromagnetic field and radio-frequency waves to produce extremely precise images of human body. The technology is especially effective in examining the brain, spinal column, abdomen, joints, and vessels.

OUR new magnetic resonance machine (MRI) is on the leading edge of technology.
Exceptional image quality for more precise diagnoses. A first in the greater Montreal metropolitan area.

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Services offered

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The range of our services covers all the following anatomical areas:

  • Brain
  • Orbits
  • Cervical spine
  • Thoracic spine
  • Lumbar spine
  • Joints
  • Pituitary gland
  • Internal auditory canal
  • Sacroiliac joints
  • Brachial plexus
  • Abdomen/Pelvis
  • Cerebral/carotid arteries

Exam procedure

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  1. Welcome, opening of your file, and questionnaire to be completed
  2. Preparation for your exam:
    – A technologist will be assigned to you
    – Your questionnaire will be reviewed
    – The exam procedure will be explained
    – You will change into the required clothing
  3. Exam (average duration of 45 minutes)
  4. The images will be provided to you on a CD-ROM after the exam
  5. Results will be sent to your doctor within 24 to 48 hours

Find out how to prepare for the exam

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Preparation for your exam

Some tests require special preparation:

  • MRI of the brain, pituitary gland, or internal auditory canal:
    Eat only a light meal (no heavy or heavy-in-fat meals) before the exam; no makeup on your face
  • MRI of the abdomen or pelvis: no food or liquids
    Fast for three hours before the exam; don’t stop your medication

* Patients must bring previous radiology exam reports and images (x-rays, ultrasounds, scans, MRIs), involving the same part of the body, to their appointment for diagnostic comparison. Patients must also bring a list of all their medications.

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