At CIMA Medical Center, we offer the most advanced technology with our on-site Miami MRI services to provide you with superior care in a convenient location. With our state-of-the-art scanners, we are able to provide you and your physician with the best resolution and definition for any application.

What is an MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that offers detailed images of organs and structures in the body. These images are created by a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer and allow the physician to view the area in cross-sections.

While an X-ray is good for seeing bones, the MRI allows your physician to see soft tissue and organs in the chest, abdomen and pelvis. An MRI has far greater soft tissue contrast than a CT scan, making it particularly useful when dealing with neurological, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and oncologic ailments and diseases.

Why is an MRI Used?

Nearly every part of the body can be studied with an MRI scan. Because of the ability to tailor an exam, MRI scans are the method of choice in order to diagnose many conditions and injuries.

  • Head and neck - an MRI is able to detect things such as traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, stroke, developmental anomalies, dementia, infections, disorders of the eye and inner ear. The functional MRI of the brain, otherwise known as fMRI, can produce images of blood flow to certain areas of the brain and can be used to determine which parts of the brain are handling critical functions such as language and movement control areas. An fMRI can also be used in order to assess head injuries and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Veins and arteries - an MRI is able to detect things such as blockages of vessels, aneurysms, carotid artery disease and arteriovenous malformations.
  • Heart and blood vessels - an MRI is able to determine the size and function of the chambers of the heart, the thickness and movement of the walls of the heart, the extent of damage from heart disease or heart attacks, structural problems in the aorta and inflammation or blockages in blood vessels.
  • Spine - an MRI is very sensitive to any changes in the cartilage or bones resulting from injuries, diseases or aging detecting things like fractures, herniated discs, spinal cord compression, spinal tumors and even pinched nerves.
  • Bones and joints - an MRI can help evaluate joint abnormalities caused by injuries such as torn cartilage or ligaments, bone infections and tumors of the bones and soft tissues.
  • Other internal organs - an MRI can detect tumors or other abnormalities of organs within the body such as kidneys, liver and bile ducts, spleen, pancreas, uterus, ovaries, and prostate.

A Skilled and Caring Touch

At CIMA Medical Center, our physicians are all board-certified and skilled in a variety of radiologic subspecialties. Our technologists are certified and registered in their areas of specialty. Each member of our Miami, Florida MRI staff is not only highly skilled but also caring and compassionate, realizing the stress that you may be experiencing while undergoing testing. That is why each member of our team of professionals takes the time to guide and support you throughout the testing.

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