Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Jackson Hole MRI Exams
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) exams are non-invasive imaging scans.
MRI machines manage to create detailed images of body tissue, organs,
and bone without the use of radiation. It has proven to be immensely useful
in diagnosing conditions of the brain and spinal cord.
- An MRI can help in the diagnosis of:
- Brain damage
- Eye problems
- Inner ear disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spine injuries
St. John’s Medical Center offers MRI scanning in Teton County using
the MAGNETOM® Aera 1.5T Open Bore MRI system. This state-of-the-art
device is designed for optimal speed and patient comfort. In addition
to the MRI system, St. John's also has a Hologic Sentinelle Breast
MRI Coil and Aegis 3D Visualization Software to provide very high resolution
imaging to aid radiologists in the detection and characterization of breast
cancer. The unit’s Unique Variable Coil Geometry provides minimally
invasive access for biopsies and enhanced patient comfort while the new
software aids the radiologist interpreting the exam.
Benefits of the MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T Open Bore
The MAGNETOM Aera was developed by Siemens health care. It was designed
with patient comfort in mind, and can increase MRI productivity by more
than 50% from standard models. The MAGNETOM Aera utilizes ultra-high-density
coils to create excellent quality images of the body’s structures.
These results allow physicians to perform faster, more accurate diagnoses
for everything from broken bones to breast cancer.
The tube component of the MAGNETOM Aera is particularly large, 70 cm, to
alleviate patient stress. The tube is also much shorter than most devices,
and many patients can receive their scan with their head remaining outside
of the enclosing. Like other MRIs, patients can remain in contact with
a technician during the test through an intercom device.
The entire MRI suite is designed to be welcoming, with hardwood floors,
soft lighting and an “illusion of the sky” ceiling to provide
the patient with a sense of open space. Call the imaging department at
307.739.7531 to learn more about our MRI procedure.