Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a technical way of saying that a powerful magnet is used to take pictures. MRI combines strong magnetic fields, radio waves and computer technology to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures.

One of the most significant recent advances in MRI is its application in breast imaging. Logansport Memorial Hospital is fortunate to have the equipment and staff to offer this technology.

What to expect

MRI equipment makes a lot of noise, almost like someone is operating a jackhammer inside the machine. Logansport Memorial’s MRI is housed in a large room with both a mural and a window to help minimize feelings of claustrophobia that some patients experience. The MRI has been designed with superior ventilation and lighting systems, as well as a larger width to help patients relax. Music, constant communication from staff and allowing someone to hold the patient’s hand also bring comfort during a scan.

Coming in for Tests

Enter through main lobby. If pre-registered, go to Medical Imaging. Please bring a copy of your test order, or ask your physician to fax the order to (574) 753-1384.

Digital Imaging

At Logansport Memorial Hospital, an electronic file system called PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) allows most diagnostic images to be stored digitally. The image is then ready for viewing and diagnosis immediately after it is taken. Image quality is greatly improved and can be manipulated in many ways to give physicians a better look. If requested, the current diagnostic tests will be saved to a small disk for patients to take with them. There is no charge for the PACS disk, but patients should be aware that a home computer must be fairly new to have the capability of viewing the images.