The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exam is a noninvasive way for radiologists to look at disease processes in the body without using radiation. MRI exams produce highly detailed images of the body and changes in tissue chemistry by using a powerful magnet with an advanced computer system and radio waves. It is particularly useful in diagnosing conditions of the brain, spine, abdomen and joints.
Putnam Radiology Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the latest in MRI technology, the new 1.5 Tesla MAGNETOM Aera system from Siemens Healthineers. This new, wide or open bore MRI can accommodate patients of all shapes and sizes, allowing for increased comfort and ease. Because of its open design, it does not create the typical “closed in” feeling of older MRIs, especially for patients who struggle with anxiety or claustrophobia. For some scans, patients may not even have to have their heads inside the system!
The powerful 1.5 Tesla magnet delivers detailed images of the highest quality, providing your radiologist with the best scans when making a diagnosis. This enables your doctor to formulate a treatment plan that is specific to you and your unique health needs. Furthermore, the MAGNETOM Area’s speed requires less wait time and makes for faster, more efficient exams, which means you’ll be in and out in no time.
Our MRI suite at Putnam Radiology Group is developed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. With natural lighting, headphones for listening to music, and a two-way communication system that allows you to speak with a technologist at any time, your well being is our top priority. The only thing you’ll need to bring with you is an audio book or your favorite music to listen to through our headphones.
Talk with your primary care provider about having your MRI conducted at Putnam Radiology Group to experience the best in advanced diagnostic imaging technology!
Preparing for your MRI:
- A representative will call you prior to your appointment to provide and review specific instructions.
- Wear metal-free clothing and remove any metallic objects, such as jewelry, watches and hairclips.
- Arrive for your appointment 30 minutes early to complete registration and review the MRI screening form.
- Please inform your technologist of any prior surgeries, metal implants, pacemakers or aneurysm clips.