Magnetic resonance (MRI) examinations utilize computers, radio waves and a strong magnetic field to produce detailed cross sections of the body. MR technology produces quality images that allow physicians to analyze different types of body tissue, as well as distinguish healthy tissue from diseased tissue. MR is also used for getting detailed pictures of organs, bone and many other internal structures.
MR examination can help diagnose or monitor treatments for many conditions, including:
- Tumors of the chest, abdomen and pelvis
- Coronary artery disease and other heart problems
- Tumors and other abnormalities of reproductive organs
- Causes of pelvic pain in women
- Functional and anatomical abnormalities of the heart
- Diseases of the liver
- Conditions involving the bile duct, gallbladder and pancreatic ducts
- Breast cancer and implants
Detailed MR images allow physicians to better evaluate parts of the body and certain diseases than with other imaging methods.
Magnetic resonance procedures are performed at Scripps Chula Vista in the lower level of the hospital from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to noon on the weekends.
At our San Diego campus, MR procedures are performed from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. We offer next-day MRI appointments.