Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista

    Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista
    435 H Street
    Chula Vista, CA 91910 US 32.6336 -117.083
      Phone
      619-691-7000
      Visiting Hours
      • 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
      • Visiting hours may be adjusted based on the patient's needs or wishes.
      Emergency Services
      • The ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

    Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
    4077 5th Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103 US 32.7515 -117.16
      Phone
      619-294-8111
      Visiting Hours
      • 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
      • Visiting hours may be adjusted based on the patient's needs or wishes.
      Emergency Services
      • The ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Radiation-Free Imaging

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.