Shirley Mae Millard MRI Suite

Shirley Mae Millard MRI Suite

An MRI provides a safe and painless exam of the body’s organs and soft tissues such as joints, tendons, and ligaments. Commonly used for sports injuries, it also is used to find problems such as tumors, bleeding, injury, blood vessel diseases, or infection. Using a powerful magnetic field and a computer, an MRI unit scans and produces computerized pictures of specific areas of the body, without using radiation.

The hospital’s MRI unit is larger than most conventional systems on the market, offering a large 70-centimeter opening, accommodating patients up to 550 lbs., and featuring an ultra-short system designed to provide a wide field-of-vision which helps patients avoid the feeling of claustrophobia. The spacious interior also allows adults to accompany a child during the exam.

 

In addition, headphones and a stereo system are available to further help put the patient at ease.

 

Imaging services are available at Carlinville Area Hospital, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.