MRI

MRI services at Boston area hospital
NSMC delivers the latest and most precise MRI imaging while putting our patients comfort at the forefront. With our new, state-of-the art MRI suite, patients experience the most relaxing and comfortable environment. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most accurate ways to image inside the body. It enables our physicians to acquire multiple images during one exam to provide the most comprehensive diagnosis. North Shore Medical Center offers the latest in breast, prostate, orthopedic, gastrointestinal and neurological MRI using the most advanced in MRI technology. This is done by caring and professional MRI technologists and board-certified MRI radiologists.
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4 Centennial Drive, Peabody

Our newly installed, remodeled suite has features that enhance the patient experience, making it more comfortable. Both MRI machines at this location are designed to reduce claustrophobia and anxiety.

new mri soothing ocean imagesThe new suite enables patients to personalize their experience by choosing soothing music and scenes to view during their exam. The scene selections include aquariums, beaches and space travel. The scenery lighting may be adjusted to provide a more peaceful environment.

Our advanced 3.0T and 1.5 T MRI technology at this location provides exceptional and precise image quality in a reduced scan time.

 

NSMC Salem Hospital, 81 Highland Ave

Our advanced MRI technology at this location supplies physicians with clear images for a comprehensive diagnosis. Our MRI technologists and radiologists focus on patient comfort with sensitivity to any patient’s anxiety around MRI imaging. The Salem location will soon display our newest state-of-the-art MRI technology in the spring of 2019. The newly expanded MRI suite will also feature a similar soothing ambiance experience as our Peabody office.

Both the Salem and Peabody locations offer extended hours during evenings, weekends and minor holidays to provide our patients an appointment quickly. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. and, Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.  View all locations

Our relationship with Partners HealthCare enables physicians at all of our MRI locations to connect with other experts, including those at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital through one electronic medical record.

Pediatric Radiology

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 exam.

Implants and conditions that may be affected by an MRI

The strong magnetic field of the MRI can adversely affect some 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
  • Implanted insulin pump
  • Metal fragments (including bullets and shrapnel)
  • Metal particles or chips in your eye
  • Pregnancy (any stage)
  • Retinal tacks
  • Surgical aneurysm clip of the brain