High-Field Open MRI



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Diagnostic Imaging of Salem is the only imaging center in the Willamette Valley to offer high-field open MRI. This enables us to perform the widest range of MR studies in one location, and provides the ultimate convenience for physicians and their patients.

What is MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses a computer, magnetic fields and radio waves to generate images within the body. It can be used for virtually all parts of the body, generating images of the specific area troubling you, and provide a quick and accurate diagnosis for your physician.

After completion of your scan, our Board Certified radiologists interpret the findings in a report to your doctor. Your doctor will receive the report the next day, or sooner if it is necessary.

MRI does not utilize any form of ionizing radiation, so no special preparation is needed. You may eat normally and take your regular medication. Please wear comfortable clothing, like sweats. Clothing with zippers, metal buttons or snaps cannot be worn. If needed, a cotton dressing gown will be available for you to use


Because of the potentially harmful effects associated with all metallic objects in a magnetic field, you should check with your physician or MRI Technologist if you have:

  • A Pacemaker
  • Ear implants
  • Surgical staples
  • A Neuro-stimulator
  • Aneurysm clip(s)
  • Implanted drug infusion devices
  • Worked as a welder or grinder of metal

If you are pregnant, please tell our patient representative.