Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Brookings Health System's MRI system features a wider bore opening to accommodate patients of all body types. This wider bore also helps prevent a closed-in feeling for claustrophobic patients. As the latest technology, it provides faster exams with better image detail.
MRI uses computers and magnetic fields, rather than radiation, to provide safe and noninvasive images of the human anatomy. All MRI scans are conducted through physician referrals.
MRI is used to improve the diagnosis of a wide range of conditions such as vascular disease; brain disorders; stroke; and musculoskeletal conditions in the knee, shoulder, and other joints. It is also used in evaluating orthopedic injuries. Learn more about MRI technology at our fequently asked MRI questions page.
The MRI is available on site at Brookings Health System, Monday-Friday.
Brookings residents Terri Hein and Dave Johnson explain the differences between our old MRI machine and the new wide-bore MRI, especially for those with claustrophobia, in the videos below.