Longview Radiology is Your Local Open MRI Solution
Painless and non-invasive, medical imaging is utilized to quickly and effectively diagnose and treat a wide array of injuries and diseases, providing improved patient care through early and more accurate diagnosis, fewer invasive procedures, cost savings in relation to surgery, and better information on which to base treatment decisions.
We take great care in regard to the safety and well-being of everyone we provide services to – especially children. At Longview Radiologists, we pledge to ‘image gently’ by adhering to special protocols established by the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging. We also adhere to the ALARA pinciple “As low as reasonably achievable”. Which means making every reasonable effort to maintain exposures to ionizing radiation as far below the dose limits as practical.
Contact us to learn more about our cost effective Open MRI Solutions.
Contact Us To Learn More about our Open MRI Solutions
Everyone was just wonderful! One of the best MRI experiences (out of many). Very friendly! Some places the people are ok, but not really comfortable to be around. The people here are awesome and know what they are doing. They care and it shows!
Cutting-edge technology with compassionate care
Combining cutting-edge technology with the compassionate care and expertise of our medical staff, we deliver quality imaging results through a superior level of personalized attention, accredited by the American College of Radiology in Open MRI, closed bore MRI, and CT. Providing diagnoses on everything from headaches and back pain to cancer assessments, we proudly offer top notch quality care and a wide range of services including:
Learn About Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a pain-free, non-invasive medical test used to produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional images by scanning the body into “slices.” The procedure uses a combination of radio frequencies and magnetic fields to create images of internal body structures and is beneficial for its ability to detect problems within the body or brain, without surgery.
Essentially mapping the distribution of hydrogen within the body, an MRI is particularly useful for imaging the brain, spine, soft tissue within joints, and the interior structure of bones, as well as detecting nervous system, joint, heart and cancer-related diseases. The entire body is visible to the technique – which does not involve radiation – and poses few known health risks.
Determine Which MRI is right for you?
There are currently two main types of MRIs available: High Field and Open.
A High Field MRI is the more traditional of the two. For this type, the patient is placed on a bed that moves inside a tube where the body is then scanned. Our state-of-the-art High Field MRI services are delivered through a GESigna HDx 1.5 EchoSpeed 8 Channel MRI. These machines can accommodate up to a 350 pound person.
In contrast, as its name suggests, an Open MRI is done with the patient lying on a bed that is open on three sides and can accommodate up to 660 lbs of weight. This type does not require patients to be inserted into a tube, providing comfort and reduced anxiety for those fearful of confined spaces. Longview Radiology is the only facility between Tacoma and Salem to provide services using 1.2 High Field Open MRI technology.
We offer the following MRI services:
- Soft Tissue Neck
- Maxillofacial Bones
- Cervical Spine
- Thoracic Spine
- Lumbar Spine
- MRA Head
- MRA Neck
- MRA Chest
- MRA Abdomen
- MRA Pelvis
- MRA Run Off