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McLaren MRI - Flint

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McLaren MRI - Flint 750 S. Ballenger Hwy
Flint, MI 48532
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American College of Radiology Accreditation SymbolMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - The Most Powerful MRI Technology in the World Available in this Area Only at McLaren Flint-MRI

Providing the best care to patients includes having the most complete diagnostic imaging technology available with prompt and trusted results.

McLaren Flint-MRI, located at 750 Ballenger Rd. in Flint, offers access to state-of-the-art MRI imaging, supported by highly experienced, board-certified radiologists and dedicated and highly-trained staff.

McLaren MRI features the most advanced MRI system in the area- the Discovery MR750 3.0T by GE Healthcare. The result is a significantly enhanced imaging performance which can lead to improved diagnosis and better patient care.

The system, equipped with a 3.0 Tesla magnet, allows for a faster, easier, and more comfortable MRI experience. The 3T MRI is currently the gold standard in orthopedic and neuro-imaging. With 3T MRI, a scan with three-dimensional imaging can be done in less than 30 minutes, compared to two or three times that long on conventional systems. The 3T MRI also detects more signals from tissues and organs, resulting in sharper, clearer images.

Major benefits of the 3T Imaging system include:

  • Increased magnet strength over standard MRI systems resulting in the ability to scan faster and to scan with higher detail.
  • Less stress. Reduces patient anxiety by preparing the exam outside the scan room on the detachable Express Patient Table.
  • Precise imaging tools such as motion-correction techniques and new non-contrast applications that deliver reliable, reproducible results virtually every time.
  • More pleasant exam. Keeps patients refreshed and comfortable by adjusting the airflow and lighting in the bore with multiple control settings.
  • Earlier diagnosis and treatment. The system provides visualization of microscopic detail that can aid our board-certified radiologists in detecting abnormalities quicker and more effectively, which can lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment.

mri equipmentMcLaren-MRI also maintains a second MRI, which is a high field, wide bore MRI unit. The 1.5 Tesla is significantly less confining than standard units. This machine is specifically designed to reduce anxiety during testing for patients that are claustrophobic or of large stature. The high field, wide bore MRI serves a vast range of applications and provides advanced image quality.

McLaren is committed to providing the highest level of quality in imaging services and service satisfaction. Under the medical direction of Diagnostic Radiology Associates, McLaren Imaging Services have received accreditation by the American College of Radiology for all services offered. Our team of experienced, board-certified radiologists includes fellowship and subspecialty trained physicians who review and evaluate the images and promptly deliver a detailed report.

Same-day appointments are available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call McLaren Flint - MRI at (810) 235-9311.

To schedule an MRI contact McLaren Flint-MRI, 750 S. Ballenger Hwy., Flint, MI 48532 at 810-235-9311. 

Arthrogram-An arthrogram can be performed on any joint. The exam injects an x-ray dye into the joint space. An orthopedic surgeon or radiologist sometimes performs the exam. If you are a woman of childbearing age and think you might be pregnant, tell you doctor and technologist prior to the exam.

  • No restrictions prior to exam.
  • Preliminary film taken of the affected joint. Please bring previous x-rays of this joint to the exam.
  • Skin is wiped with a cleaning solution. A numbing medication is injected into the skin. A needle is placed into the joint space. Needle location is checked under x-ray fluoroscope.
  • Once needle is correctly placed, the x-ray dye is injected into the joint space, and the needle is removed.
  • Often the joint is exercised or moved to help get the dye all around the joint area.
  • X-rays are taken of the joint.
  • Once the radiologist reviews the films, the exam is complete. It is possible the area may be sore and ache. Over-the-counter analgesics may be taken for pain relief. Call your doctor if you develop excessive pain or swelling after the procedure.
  • The radiologist sends the report to your doctor, who will discuss the results with you. 
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