MRI Diagnostic Imaging Technology Coming to McLaren Fenton

MRI testing begins in August with Saturday Appointments Available

Author: Sherry Farney

McLaren Fenton is continuing to bring more services to Fenton area patients with the addition of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) diagnostic imaging unit. The mobile Ingenia 1.5T S MRI brings revolutionary high-quality imaging, with a high-quality patient experience to this location.

“McLaren Fenton is proud to bring even more health care services closer to Fenton and improve access to needed diagnostic services for residents in southern Genesee County and beyond,” said Chad Grant, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, McLaren Health Care. “By adding MRI services to our conveniently located campus in Fenton, residents will no longer have to travel for advanced imaging.”

Services begin in early August and appointments are being scheduled now. Appointments can be made by calling (810) 496-2430.

McLaren Fenton also offers a suite of other imaging services including 3-D mammography, CT imaging, ultrasound, bone density, and X-ray services.

MRI technology uses a large magnet and radio waves to look at organs and structures inside the body. It can be used to diagnosis a variety of conditions, from torn ligaments to tumors. MRIs are especially useful for examining the brain and spinal cord.

The advanced MRI technology results in high-quality exams that take less time for most patients. The MRI has a wider bore opening for more comfort and most scans can be performed with the patient’s head entirely out of the opening for those who may worry they will have to be in an enclosed space. Additional benefits include a better audio and visual experience to help patients relax, an AutoVoice system that gives clear instructions during the scan process and a ComforTone component that reduces scanner noise.

McLaren Fenton has even more in store for the greater Fenton community as it continues to add to its comprehensive health care services. Learn more at