184 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501
516-739-9111

Our Advantage

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  • An American College of Radiology Accredited Facility
  • Board-Certified Physicians
  • State of the Art Open Imaging
  • Sedation Available for Claustrophobic Patients
  • Immediate Appointments
  • Evening & Weekend Hours
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Transportation Available
  • Convenient Location
  • Free Parking
  • Highly Trained Professional Staff
  • Many Insurance Plans Accepted Including NF / WC

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  What To Expect


 


Magnetic resonance imaging examinations can take thirty minutes or longer, depending on the scope of the study.
Metal objects are dangerous in the examination room, due to the MRI scanner’s metallic field. Action Open MRI asks that patients leave the following items in the MRI changing room:

  • coins
  • jewelry
  • glasses
  • credit cards
  • keys
  • hair pins
  • dentures
  • any other metal objects

3286-5.jpgPatients will lie on an exam table. Nothing about the procedure should make patients feel uncomfortable. The technologist will ask patients to breathe normally and remain still throughout the exam. Patients will hear a faint knocking sound, which represents the change in magnetic field.

In some cases, patients are given a “contrast agent” to enhance their MRI images. This agent is given intravenously. Should a patient’s physician require a contrast-enhanced examination, there are no extra precautions for the patient. However, patients that are pregnant, breast feeding, or have a history of sickle-cell disease should inform the technologist before he or she gives them any contrast agents. Patients should consult their doctors if they have any concerns.

During the exam, the Action Open MRI technologist will observe the patient at all times. An intercom system is built into the imaging system so that patients can communicate with the technologist throughout the exam.