1.5 Tesla MRI

Radiology Department

Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Telephone: 439-8744
Fax: 439-2716

Hospital Angeles has cutting-edge technology with a powerful magnetic field that helps reduce the testing time in conventional acquisitions. It allows medical staff to evaluate diseases of the central nervous system, heart, and muscular-skeletal system. It has software for functional sequences in the brain and heart.

How is the study done?

Patients do not require prior preparation for the study, which has a duration of about 20 minutes, except in special cases.

What are the requirements for the test?

The test is done at the request of the treating physician, and in some cases requires fasting for 4 hours beforehand. The patient must wear comfortable clothing and remain absolutely still while the test is done.

How can I schedule the test?

The test requires a prior appointment; just call: 439.8744 or 439. 8743.

Recommendations

Since this involves an intense magnetic field, you must inform the medical staff who will perform the test if you have diabetes, are pregnant, or have:

  • A Pacemaker
  • Cochlear implants
  • Steel surgical staples
  • Aneurysm clips
  • Neurostimulators
  • Metallic implants or any other implant made totally or partially of iron or steel

It is also important not to bring into the room items such as coins, credit cards, jewelry, watches, keys, dentures, hearing devices, or any other electronic equipment.