MRI of the thoracic spine (upper back) demonstrating a fracture 7 months after the initial injury that was not able to be seen on an X-Ray.

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MRI ScannerPeace Regional MRI and Ultrasound utilizes a state-of-the-art 1.5T full-body MRI scanner. We have the capability of performing MRI on most parts of the body with high resolution. This scanner has many new functions that are unavailable in many major hospitals, allowing us to provide services that are difficult to obtain otherwise. We can offer full-body MRI, nearly silent scanning for those who would have difficulty tolerating a conventional MRI, and advanced cardiac and vascular imaging that only a few specialized centers in Western Canada can provide.  Our Ultrasound machine is also brand new and able to perform all types of exams, including very highly specialized ones.

Your doctor must order your MRI or Ultrasound exam and may obtain a requisition from this web site. Once we have received your requisition (by either fax, mail, e-mail or deliver it in person), we will review it with our Radiologist. We will then contact you with an appointment time at your convenience. At Peace Regional MRI and Ultrasound there are no waiting lists and you can expect to have your exam done promptly.

The average MRI exam takes approximately 30 minutes, but be prepared to be here longer should your specific exam require additional imaging. On arrival, you will be asked to fill in a form asking you a number of questions to insure your safety during the MRI exam, and to insure we are providing the best service possible for you and your referring physician. You will be then provided hospital-type clothing to change into which has been proven to be safe for the MRI environment.

At the start of the exam, the technologist will position you with MRI equipment around the area you are having examined. You will given pillows and pads to support you and make you comfortable so that you will be able to stay motionless during the procedure. Some procedures may require you to participate by holding your breath at specific times. The technologist will fuly explain this before the procedure starts.

Some exams may require the use of an intravenous MRI contrast agent. We use one of the safest contrast agents available, and would be pleased to discuss this further.

If you suffer from severe claustrophobia, please speak to your physician to obtain a prescription for oral sedatives. These won't put you to sleep, but they will make the exam more tolerable. We cannot offer complete sedation (general anaesthetic) as we do not have access to the appropriate equipment or the services of an anaesthesiologist. If you do bring oral sedatives with you, please inform the receptionist or technologist for advice on when it would the most effective time to take them.

Ultrasound exams take between 30 minutes and 1 hour to perform. Some require specific patient preparation. Details of the preparation can be found by clicking on the name the name of the exam in the list found by selecting the link at the bottom of this page.

After your exam your doctor will receive a report by fax within a couple of days. If you paid for the MRI or Ultrasound, you will also receive a CD of your images.

Our fee schedule can be found at the links below, and we require payment prior to your exam. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Interac and cash. We will bill WCB, ICBC, your employer, legal claims or other third party insurers with a letter accepting responsibility for payment and a valid claim.

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