MRI Scan Princeton NJ

What is an MRI Scan?

An image of an MRI scanner in a medical office settingMRI, short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a radiation-free scanning technique that uses radio waves and magnetic fields to produce detailed three-dimensional images of the body. MRI can be used to identify or precisely locate an injury or abnormality, to scan for developing problems or analyze damage from previous trauma, and to aid in the planning of surgery.

Unlike x-rays, radioisotopes, CT and other methods that use radiation, MRI uses radiofrequency waves. Radio waves detect differences in water concentration and distribution in various body tissues.

What happens during an MRI scan?

During the procedure, the patient lies still on a table that slides into the MRI unit. Newer “open” scanners do not enclose the patient and reduce anxiety for those with claustrophobia. A series of scans are then performed to obtain the image.

Princeton Orthopaedic Associates currently has three MRI units at three different locations.
Our 325 Princeton Avenue office is equipped with a superconducting 1.5 Tesla MRI by General Electric with a short-bore magnet. This unit was upgraded in July 2009 with the latest technology available for rapid scanning called Smart speed.

Our Forsgate and Scotch Road offices each have an open MRI scanner.

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To learn more about our MRI Scanning Services, please call 609.924.8131 today to schedule an appointment, or fill out our contact us form here.

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Main Office
325 Princeton Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08540
Forsgate Office
11 Centre Drive
Monroe Twp., NJ 08831
Neck & Back Institute
727 State Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Plainsboro Office
5 Plainsboro Road
Suite 490
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Ewing Office
340 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
Robbinsville Office
1 Union Street
Suite 205
Robbinsville, NJ 08691