Wide Bore MRI

Wide-Bore MRI Scans In New Jersey

Wide-bore MRI scans offer an intriguing alternative for patients who struggle with traditional MRI systems. At Hunterdon Radiological Associates, PA, we take pride in offering our patients an imaging option that’s both beneficial and less stressful.

To schedule an appointment, call us today at 908-237-5395.

What Is A Wide-Bore MRI Scan?

A wide-bore MRI system is basically a wider version of the standard closed-bore machine. While standard MRIs feature a 60-centimeter opening, wide-bore systems feature openings measuring up to 70 centimeters. That 10-centimeter difference can mean the world to patients who suffer from claustrophobia or have other concerns about a more enclosed space. The wider bore also helps accommodate patients who may not comfortably fit in a tighter-diameter system. In addition, the exam table is much shorter than in traditional MRI procedures. As such, patients are usually not completely in the tube.

Benefits Of A Wide-Bore MRI

Wide-bore MRIs also offer higher-quality imaging. When you’re looking for a clearer picture with optimal precision, wide-bore MRIs deliver. This is a major draw for doctors and patients looking for quick answers without the ambiguity that could come with other types of scans. It also helps prevent the need for repeat imaging, saving time and money along the way.

Brems Imaging Center
1 Dogwood Drive, Lower Level
Annandale, NJ 08801

Monday: 8:30am – 4:14pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:14pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:14pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 4:14pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4:14pm

Scheduling: (908) 237-5395

Preparation Procedures

While making your MRI appointment you will be asked the following questions. If the answer is yes to any of the questions, there may be a chance you might not be a candidate for MRI.

Have you ever been treated for cancer?
Is there a possibility you are pregnant?
Are you currently breast-feeding?
Are you a metal worker by occupation or hobby?
Did you ever have anything removed from your eyes? (such as metal shavings or rust particles)
Did the doctor say they were completely removed?

Do you have any of the following?

Cardiac pacemaker
Implanted cardiac defibrillator
Aneurysm clips
Carotid artery vascular clamp
Insulin or infusion pump
Implanted drug infusion device
Bone growth/fusion stimulator
Cochlear, otologic or ear implant
Any type of prosthesis (eye, penile, etc)
Heart valve prosthesis
Artificial limb or joint
Electrodes (on body, head or brain)
Intravascular stents, filters or coils
Shunt (spinal or intraventricular)
Vascular access port and/or catheter
Swan-Ganz catheter
Any implant held in place by a magnet
Transdermal delivery system (Nitro)
IUD or diaphragm
Tattooed makeup (eyeliner, lips, etc.)
Body piercing(s)
Any metal fragments
Internal pacing wires
Aortic clip
Metal or wire mesh implants
Wire sutures or surgical staples
Harrington rods (spine)
Metal rods in bones
Joint replacement
Bone/joint pin, screw, nail, wire, plate
Hearing aid (Remove before MRI exam)
Dentures (Remove before MRI exam)
Breathing disorder
Motion disorder

Important Things to Remember:

Notify your physician and HIPA’s staff if you think you are or if there is a chance you may be pregnant or breast-feeding.

Please arrive for the test metal free; do not wear any clothes that have metal buttons, snaps, zippers, etc.

Please remove all jewelry.

Remove dentures and hearing aids.

Please arrive for exam 15 minutes early to verify registration information and provide further health information for your exam.

Bring your insurance card, PHOTO ID,  Dr.’s orders, and/or referral on the day of your exam.

Bring prior x-rays or scans from other imaging centers with you on the day of your exam, if you are instructed to do so.

Make sure all account balances that are patient responsibility are paid in full.
You can check your account with our billing department by calling (908) 806-2700.

Convenient Quality Care

We know that finding an appointment to fit your schedule can be challenging. We offer convenient evening and weekend appointments, and our experienced office staff works with you to accommodate your scheduling needs.