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Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Imaging Services

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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An MRI uses radio waves and a magnetic field to generate high quality, detailed images of the brain, spinal cord, bones, joints, soft tissues and blood vessels.

To create the images needed the MRI machines emit sounds/noise. Each image that is taken during an exam has a unique sound/noise therefore hearing protection is provided.

We have two MRI machines on site; the newest machine is in an ambient suite. The ambient suite uses special blue lighting which has been shown to reduce stress and help patients relax during exams. Helping patients to stay relaxed and calm during the MRI exam will help the technologists produce high quality and clear images.

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