In addition to routine exams, the St. Luke's Campus has special coils for Breast Imaging and TMJ. In addition, both St. Luke's and St. Elizabeth's have special coils to perform MRA "runoff" scans of the arteries in the legs. The St. Elizabeth's Campus has added software capabilites that allow for cardiac imaging. Several of our scanners have the capabilities to perform MRI Arthrograms of the extremities which help to better delineate joint space structures.
Breast MRI is primarily used for determining extent of disease, monitoring response to therapy and screening high-risk patients. The exam is a non-invasive procedure that uses magnets and radio waves to produce images of the breast. No ionizing radiation is used. Breast MRI can also be used in addition to mammography and/or ultrasound to better evaluate dense breast tissue and palpable lumps.