MRI

For more information please contact the Imaging Department:

(360) 327-8090
Fax: (360) 374-6084

MRI Patient Screening Form

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Virginia Mason reads the MRI and sends the report back to the team at Forks Community Hospital.

Alliance Healthcare provides diagnostic solutions to hospitals that cannot house the equipment on site.

Every Wednesday, 8AM-4:15PM by appointment only.
One Saturday each Month, 8AM-4:15PM by appointment only.
We Provide MRI Imaging on:

Brain/IAC/Temporal Bones

Spine (Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar)

Extremities/Ortho (Knee, Shoulder, etc.)

Obits/Face/Neck

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joints)

Chest

Abdomen

Pelvis

MRA (Neck, Head, Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis, Extremities)

MRCP (Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography)

Forks Community Hospital has partnered with Alliance Healthcare to provide local MRI services for patients in The West End. Alliance Imaging was the first imaging service provider to be accredited by The Joint Commission. Alliance Imaging meets or exceeds all applicable federal, state, and industry standard, including:

  • The Joint Commission Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation
  • Member of Joint Commission Advisory Board for Diagnostic Imaging Standards.
  • Recognized as having Best Practice programs in many patient safety areas including: MRI Safety, Falls Prevention and General Patient Safety.
  • American College of Radiology Accreditation

What is an MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive test that uses a magnetic field to produce images, it does not use ionizing radiation (x-rays). MRI allows for more thorough evaluations of soft tissue which are not always accessible through other imagining such as x-ray, CT and ultrasound.

Preparing for your MRI exam:

  • We recommend that patients wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for their exam with no metal.
  • Jewelry, electronics, and all metal articles must be removed for the exam.
  • Please contact the radiology department if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a pacemaker, metal implants, or history of metal injury to the eye. These conditions may prevent you from having an MRI.
  • If you are taking medication for pain, anxiety, or claustrophobia please have it prescribed by your physician and taken prior to your exam. It is very important that you lay still for the duration of the scan.
  • If your exam requires the need for an intravenous contrast injection you may need to have your blood drawn prior to your appointment. The radiology department will give you this information when you schedule your appointment.
  • You will be provided with earplugs as the machine can create loud noise and you will be able to communicate with the staff at all times with an intercom and hand-held button.