Imaging Without Ionizing Radiation

mri

About This Imaging Test

Magnetic resonance imaging, also known as an MRI, is a painless imaging procedure used to help your physician diagnose a wide variety of conditions, including heart and vascular disease, stroke, cancer, joint disorders, breast disease and neurological conditions.

The MRI scanner uses a powerful magnet, radio waves and computer technology to produce pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and most other internal body structures from all angles, without ionizing radiation. Single MRI images are called slices. One exam produces dozens or sometimes hundreds of images.

In many cases, magnetic resonance imaging provides different information about structures within the body that can’t be viewed through other imaging procedures.


How the Test is Performed

You may be asked to wear a hospital gown or clothing without zippers or snaps (such as sweatpants and a t-shirt). Certain types of metal can cause blurry images.

You will lie on a narrow table, which slides into a large tunnel-shaped scanner.

Some exams require a special dye (contrast). Most of the time, the dye will be given through a vein (IV) in your hand or forearm before the test. The dye helps the radiologist see certain areas more clearly.

Small devices, called coils, may be placed around the head, arm, or leg, or around other areas to be studied. These help send and receive the radio waves, and improve the quality of the images.

During the MRI, the person who operates the machine will watch you from another room. The test lasts about 30 to 60 minutes, but may take longer.


Hospitals/Medical Centers

Cape Coral Hospital
  • 636 Del Prado Blvd.
  • Cape Coral, FL 33990
Hours:
Hours vary depending on the type of unit, the level of care, patient needs or physicians' instructions. Please call for unit hours.
cape coral hospital
  • Phone: 239-424-2000
Gulf Coast Medical Center
  • 13681 Doctor's Way
  • Fort Myers, FL 33912
  • (Located at Daniels and Metro Parkway)
Hours:
Hours vary depending on the type of unit, the level of care, patient needs or physicians' instructions. Please call for unit hours.
gulf coast medical center
  • Phone: 239-343-1000
HealthPark Medical Center
  • 9981 S. HealthPark Drive
  • Fort Myers, FL 33908
  • (Located at Summerlin and Bass Road)
Hours:
Hours vary depending on the type of unit, the level of care, patient needs or physicians' instructions. Please call for unit hours.
HealthPark Medical Center
  • Phone: 239-343-5000
Lee Memorial Hospital
  • 2776 South Cleveland Ave.
  • Fort Myers, FL 33901
  • (Located on US 41 near downtown Fort Myers )
Hours:
Hours vary depending on the type of unit, the level of care, patient needs or physicians' instructions. Please call for unit hours.
lee memorial hospital
  • Phone: 239-343-2000

Specialty Centers

Imaging and Radiology - Outpatient MRI
  • 7331 College Parkway
  • Fort Myers, FL 33919
  • Imaging Available:
  • MRI
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am - 3:30pm
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  • Phone: 239-343-3338

Outpatient Locations

Imaging and Radiology
  • Outpatient Center at Riverwalk *
  • 12600 Creekside Lane
  • Suite 1
  • Fort Myers, FL 33919
  • Imaging Available:
  • CT, MRI Open High Field, Ultrasound, X-Ray, Fluoroscopy
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm
Sat: 8am - 12:30pm

* An outpatient department of Lee Memorial Hospital

location riverwalk
  • Phone: 239-424-1499
  • Fax: 239-424-1439
Imaging and Radiology
  • Outpatient Center at The Sanctuary *
  • 8960 Colonial Center Drive
  • Fort Myers, FL 33905
  • Imaging Available:
  • All services digital, CT, Fluoroscopy, MRI, MRI/Arthrograms, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, X-Ray
Hours:
Mon - Fri : 7am - 6pm
location sanctuary
  • Phone: 239-424-1499
  • Fax: 239-424-1439
Outpatient Center at Surfside *
  • 2441 Surfside Blvd.
  • Suite 104
  • Cape Coral, FL 33914
Hours:
Hours of operation vary per service. Please call for hours.

* An outpatient department of Lee Memorial Hospital

Outpatient Radiology Center at Surfside
  • Phone: 239-424-1499
Imaging and Radiology
  • Outpatient Center at HealthPark Commons *
  • 16281 Bass Road
  • Suite 202
  • Fort Myers, FL 33908
  • Imaging Available:
  • CT, Dexa, EKG, Mammogram – Digital, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, X-Ray, Fluoroscopy
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7am - 5pm
Sat: 8am - 12pm
Outpatient Pediatric Center
  • Phone: 239-343-7247
  • Fax: 239-343-5197