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MCH Radiology Department


(Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

MRI provides excellent images without radiation exposure by using a super conductive electromagnet, radio waves and sophisticated computer software to generate and enhance images. The result is an unprecedented view of internal organs, body structure and systems which provide detailed images needed to make an accurate diagnosis.

Our MRI suite offers a 1.5 Tesla Magnet, a full-field magnet with advanced software applications. To maximize patient comfort, we also offer a stereo system! The headphones can play the music of your choice and allow the MRI staff to communicate with you during your scan. 

  • A scheduled appointment is required.


We perform a wide range of MRI scans as well as special procedures such as arthrograms and angiography.

Frequently Asked Questions...

What to Expect During Your MRI...

The technologist will constantly be in touch with you via intercom. You’ll lie down on the MRI table, which will move into the scanner. During the exam, you may feel a slight vibration and hear a series of rhythmic knocking or hammering sounds. This is all normal. Some MRI exams require the injection of a contrast dye, which assists the Radiologist in obtaining optimal images to make a diagnosis. Most exams take about an hour.

How Do I Prepare for a MRI?

When scheduling you will be asked the following questions...

Do you have a history of metal to your eyes? If you have previously had any metal in or removed from your eyes, you may have to undergo an x-ray of the eyes to verify it is safe for you to have an MRI

Do you have heart stents, pacemakers, or other implanted devices?  Patients with an implanted device should never enter an MRI suite without being cleared by the MRI technologist or the radiologist in charge

Have you had a recent surgery in the last 6 weeks?  For safety reasons, a patient cannot have an MRI until 6 weeks post-op.


If your exam is ordered with MRI contrast, you may need lab work prior to the exam to verify your kidneys are in good functioning condition.

You’ll also need to remove all metal, jewelry, snaps, zippers, pens, pocket knives, pagers, cell phones, guns, ammunition and the like. 

Any questions regarding MRI safety should be directed to the technologist or radiologist in charge for the day.

We offer online sharing of your medical images using Nuance Powershare. This service allows us to share images with your provider in a secure and convenient way!


All imaging will be sent to the physicians of Manhattan Radiology to be read and reported. Your ordering provider will have your report within 24 to 48 hours. Your provider should contact you with your results.


All services require a written order from a physician in good standing and licensed to practice medicine in the State of Kansas.

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