MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Jefferson radiologists and oncologists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of your body to help detect many conditions of the abdomen, bones, brain, breast, heart and lungs. In addition, physicians are increasingly using MRI to supplement mammography to aid in breast cancer diagnosis of women who are at high risk.
Jefferson offers some of the most advanced high-field MRI technology that utilizes powerful magnetic fields and radiofrequencies to help us make accurate diagnoses and provide you greater comfort. Our open and open-bore MRI machines are designed to accommodate patients up to 550 pounds, as well as claustrophobic and pediatric patients.
Offering the Delaware Valley's Most Advanced MRI in South Philadelphia and Center City
The Department of Radiology at Jefferson’s Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience offers the Delaware Valley's only Optima™ 450w 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging scanners from GE, featuring GEM (geometry embracing method) technology, providing body and spine imaging with the most comfortable technology of its kind.
Located in a pleasantly decorated room, our new MRI scanner is designed for maximum patient comfort.
- A 70 centimeter-wide bore to add patient space
- A table surface with optimized cushion densities designed to alleviate pressure points
- Feet-first imaging capability to help reduce claustrophobia
MRI Services Available in Center City and South Philadelphia
- MRI of the abdomen — This test provides detailed images of the belly area to look at blood flow or blood vessels; the cause of abdominal pain or swelling; liver or kidney problems; or lymph nodes in the abdomen.
- MRI of the bones — This diagnostic procedure uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of bone structures within the body
- MRI of the brain — This diagnostic test can be used to look for the cause of headaches; help diagnose a stroke; check symptoms of a head injury or a brain disease such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease; check blood flow or blood clots to the brain; and look for problems with the pituitary gland.
- MRI of the breast — This test is recommended for certain women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer or for further evaluation of women with breast cancer. To find out if you may be a candidate for breast MRIs, a genetics specialist can consult with you and your physician to decide on breast cancer prevention options.
- MRI of the heart — This test uses the most advanced MRI technology to obtain the greatest possible visual detail of your heart
- MRI of the lungs — This imaging test provides detailed pictures of tissues within the chest area to diagnose abnormal growths in the chest; evaluate blood flow; see if cancer in the chest has spread; show the structures of the chest from different angles; and more.
Make an Appointment for an MRI at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City
This examination needs to be scheduled in advance. Please call 1-800-TJU-1662 (1-800-858-1662) between 7:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Hours of Operation for MRIs
- 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
MRIs in Center City Philadelphia
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Gibbon Building, 111 South 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, 900 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Make an Appointment for an MRI at Jefferson's Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia
This examination needs to be scheduled in advance. Please call 215-952-1234 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.