Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
What is an MRI?
MRI is a non-invasive, non-radiation imaging technique used to visualize the structure and function of the body, relying on a powerful magnetic field to produce details images of the body in any plane. An MRI is able to produce high-quality images of bones, soft tissues, and hard tissues primarily of the brain, spine, and joints. Patients with a herniated disc, spinal cord compression, suspected brain tumors, malignancies, suspected vessel blockage in the brain and neck, sports injuries, and joint difficulties can all benefit from MRI technology.
Cutting Edge MRI Technology
Victoria Medical Park DeLand is home to GE Healthcare’s Discovery™ MR750 MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) system. The Discovery™ MR750 offers substantial benefits for patients at Victoria Imaging in need of an MRI, including:
- Increased comfort
- Reduced exam times
- Less need for rescanning due to patient movement
The Discovery™ MR750’s powerful 3.0T magnet delivers strong whole-body gradients, resulting in fast and highly accurate reproducible scans in high definition, providing physicians the ability to see smaller structures. This powerful technology, coupled with enhanced imaging techniques, helps physicians to make a more confident diagnosis for their patients.
These technological developments, along with a comprehensive application suite designed for specific clinical areas, ensure Discovery™ MR 750 delivers outstanding images in body, breast, musculoskeletant, neurological, vascular, cardiac, and pediatric imaging.
While MRI offers general improvements over traditional imaging techniques, such as X-rays, not every MRI is alike – and the Discovery™ MR750 provides clear advantages to our patients and doctors.
MRI procedures are covered by most insurance plans but often require pre-authorization.
Florida Hospital is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. All findings are reported to the practice via a comprehensive report that includes recommendations for improvement.
When you choose an ACR-accredited facility, you know:
- Your hospital, clinic or health center has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally-accepted standards.
- The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
- The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
- The facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
If your insurance company requires a referral or authorization number for diagnostic testing, you MUST have the referral or authorization number with you at the time of your exam. If you arrive for your exam without this information, we will attempt to get the referral/authorization number from your physician’s office or insurance company, but please realize that your exam may need to be rescheduled. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time to fill out the necessary forms. It is important that you bring any previous films relating to your exam so that our doctors can properly evaluate your results. For your convenience, we have Spanish speaking employees.
Any specific instructions regarding your procedure will be provided prior to your appointment. Note that all medications may be taken. If you have questions about these preparations, please call us at (386) 740-4020.