Hours and Locations
NSMC Salem Hospital
NSMC Magnetic Imaging
Day, evening and weekend appointments are available at each location.
Our MRI sites are also able to accommodate children. We have specialty radiologists on staff to meet the unique needs of our pediatric patients. Parents can accompany their children into the scan room and remain throughout the MRI exam.
Implants and conditions that may be affected by an MRI
The strong magnetic field of the MRI can adversely affect some conditions or implanted prosthetic devices. Our staff screens for these conditions and devices several times during the screening and history process, as a safety precaution. The types of implants and conditions we need to know about include:
- Cochlear (middle ear) implant
- Eye implant
- Pacemaker implant*
- Implanted insulin pump
- Metal fragments (including bullets and shrapnel)
- Metal particles or chips in your eye
- Pregnancy (any stage of pregnancy)
- Retinal tacks
- Surgical aneurysm clip of the brain
*NSMC is now scanning patients who have a REVO or ADVISA pacemaker. If you have a REVO or ADVISA pacemaker please notify the scheduler. At this time, NSMC is not scanning any other type of pacemaker. Your doctor will be able to tell you about other imaging studies you may have.