Advanced Imaging Services for Calcasieu Parish, LA
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an advanced, non-invasive diagnostic tool that utilizes magnetic fields and radio waves and can be used to see inside the body with incredible clarity. We provide advanced MRI open imaging technology at Lake Charles Memorial Health System as one of our state of the art diagnostics services. Keep reading to learn more about our services and MRI technology.
How Does Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Work?
MRIs require a special scanner that combines a powerful magnet with radio frequency pulses to create a clear soft-tissue picture. The doctor may supplement the process with an intravenous contrasting agent in order to highlight some part of the body the doctor needs to examine. An MRI can be viewed as a three dimensional picture. Your doctor can use an MRI to tell if there are any irregularities in the tissue.
What Can an MRI Be Used For?
MRIs can be used to detect various conditions, injuries, and disorders, including:
- Tumors, benign and malignant
- Abnormalities of organs including liver, spleen, kidneys, testicles, prostate, uterus, and ovaries
- Spinal cord damage
- Multiple sclerosis
- Joint injuries / disorders such as arthritis
- Bone infections
- Eye disorders
- Inner ear disorders
- Heart problems
- Blockages / inflammation of the blood vessels
State of the Art Diagnostics in Lake Charles
At Lake Charles Memorial Advanced MRI, we use a High Field Open Unit MRI system. This technology is highly advanced, facilitating the most comfortable and roomy patient experience while providing full diagnostics. One of the primary anxieties related to getting an MRI is, for some patients, the fear of tight, enclosed spaces. Advanced MRI is ideal for patients who suffer from claustrophobia, and facilitates a better experience for every patient.
Our department can be found in the Medical Office Building on campus, at this address:
- 2770 3rd Avenue, Ste. 125, Lake Charles, LA 70601
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call our Lake Charles hospital today.