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MRI Services

What is an MRI?

An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a scan that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create precise body images to aid in diagnosing and treating many illnesses and conditions. At North Oaks, our MRI is circular-shaped, with flared openings on both sides, and provides the clearest and most accurate picture possible. This is because the magnet strength is up to five times stronger than that of an open MRI, providing high-quality, high-resolution images while reducing scan times.

Common MRI Services

  • Abdomen
  • Ankle/foot
  • Brain
  • Brain and eye
  • Breast
  • Cholangiography
  • Carotid angiogram
  • Chest/brachial plexus
  • Cholangiography (a procedure where a dye, called a contrast medium, is placed into the bile ducts and gallbladder to show them clearly on an X-ray)
  • Elbow
  • Hand or finger
  • Inner auditory canal
  • Knee
  • Lower arm
  • Lower leg
  • Pelvis or hip
  • Pituitary
  • Prostate
  • Shoulder
  • Soft Tissues, neck or face
  • Spine
  • Upper arm
  • Upper leg
  • Venogram of the brain (an MRI exam of the head to assess the patency [unobstructed view] of the dural venous sinuses and cerebral veins)
  • Wrist

How Are Results Provided?

Results are provided to your doctor typically within 48 hours of your visit. Studies are read by a board-certified radiologist . Your results will be sent to the ordering doctor and the images are available in a CD format upon request.


Call North Oaks Scheduling between 7 am and 5:30 pm.
Hammond: (985) 230-7777
Livingston: (225) 686-4899

If you are a provider and need to send an order, please send it via fax to (985) 230-6781.

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