High-Field, Wide Bore MRI

Available in Vineland

What is the difference between an Open MRI and a High-Field MRI?
An open MRI is designed to reduce the chance of claustrophobia, yet the low field magnet often reduces the quality and types of examinations that can be performed. AMI’s High-Field Short Bore MRI utilizes a much stronger magnet, enabling high resolution images, more detailed studies and allows for shorter scan times.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce pictures and does not use radiation.

MRI provides detailed images in any plane through the body and is particularly good for looking at the brain, spine, pelvis and extremities/joints (shoulders, knees, etc.), as well as looking at cerebral blood vessels and carotid arteries utilizing MRA (Magnetic resonance angiography) techniques.

MR exams are used when people are ill or injured, or when a physician suspects a medical problem that is not easily detectable from a conventional physical examination. The GE Signa HDxt 1.5T MR system non-invasively assists physicians in the diagnosis of a variety of anatomical areas, such as the head, abdomen and chest, including detailed imaging of the vascular system and major organs.

Signa HDxt 1.5T MR system from GE Healthcare delivers highly detailed images of the human body with increased speed, better resolution and enhanced applications. For patients, this advanced technology offers shorter exams and improved comfort. Advanced features include:

  • 8-channel platform and arrays deliver significantly more signal-to-noise ratio for enhanced image quality and faster scanning.
  • High-definition gradients deliver greater accuracy and repeatability for faster scanning, enhanced image quality and expanded applications.
  • High-density volume reconstruction engine (VRE) provides rapid reconstruction power to deliver outstanding speed across all applications.
  • 1.5 Enhanced Applications Package includes the Signa Enhanced Productivity Suite, the Signa Advanced Neuro Imaging Suite, the Signa Advanced Body Imaging Suite and the Signa Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Suite.

Scheduling High-Field MRI Appointments
When you call to schedule an appointment for an MRI scan, we will need to know the following information:

  • Patient’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Home Phone Number
  • Complete insurance information
  • Area of the body to be studied, and reason for exam
  • Referring Physician (Please notify us if a copy of the report needs to be sent to another physician)

We MUST have 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment.

Please bring X-rays, CT Scans or previous MRI studies. Please bring insurance forms. The exam will take approximately 45 minutes. If possible, please leave hair pins and jewelry at home.

Preparing for Your Exam
No special preparation is needed for an MRI. Eat normally and take medication as usual, unless your doctor has given you other instructions. You may find it easier to relax if you avoid drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages before the exam.

If you have the following conditions, performing an MRI is inadvisable:


  • Pacemakers
  • Neurostimulators
  • Ear Implants
  • Insulin Pumps
  • Some Cerebral Aneurysm Clips
  • Metallic Fragments in Eyes

If you have any questions, please call (856) 794-1700.