MidJersey Orthopaedics offers on-site Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanning in our 33,000-square-foot flagship facility at 8100 Wescott Drive on the Hunterdon Medical Center campus. In-office MRI scanning is yet another example of MJO’s commitment to high quality, comprehensive musculoskeletal care. All MRI scans performed at MJO are read personally by our physicians as well as our board-certified radiologist partners.
MidJersey Orthopaedics’ open MRI unit has received repeat accreditation from the prestigious American College of Radiology (ACR). Accreditation is granted to facilities that meet all of the testing criteria established by the ACR Committee. MJO is one of the only privately owned physician groups in the state with an accredited MRI unit. Accreditation is renewed every three years and demonstrates a long-term commitment to quality and self-assessment.
Accreditation criteria are based on image quality and are carefully reviewed and approved by two radiologists. The images are also scored and evaluated by a medical physicist using a strict and standardized methodology. Throughout the accreditation process, the ACR assesses every aspect of the MRI facilities’ daily operations and its impact on the quality of health care provided to patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an MRI?
MRI is a harmless, painless diagnostic procedure that uses a very powerful magnetic field and radio frequencies to create detailed images of your body.
Can anyone have an MRI?
Unfortunately, no. Having one of the following may prevent you from getting an MRI scan:
- Surgical staples or aneurism clips
- Metal fragments from work or military service
- Implanted defibrillator
How should I prepare for my scan?
- Wear comfortable, metal-free clothing.
- Remove jewelry, hairpins, barrettes, etc., all loose metal objects (i.e. coins, jewelry, keys, pens), electrical/mechanical devices (i.e. cell phones, pagers, iPods, orthopedic braces, prosthetics), credit cards, bank cards or other cards with magnetic strips, hearing aides, and dentures.
- Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scan time.
- Bring your prescription and insurance card(s).
What happens during the scan?
An MRI scan takes approximately 30-60 minutes. During the scan, you will hear a humming or vibrating sound. You will be given earplugs to protect your hearing. It is important to keep still as motion during the scan affects the quality of the image.
Schedule Your Scan
MRI scans are available at our Flemington facility during normal business hours as well as on weekends and evenings. Contact us today to learn more about MRI at MJO.