Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

The MOST ADVANCED and WIDEST OPEN 3T MRI in Santa Cruz County

At Santa Cruz Comprehensive Imaging we offer the latest, state-of-the-art high-field 3T MRI.





GE Signa LX MRI 1.5 Tesla

At Dominican MRI we offer the Signa LX MRI 1.5T high field. The closed MRI unit has a bore size of 19 in h x 20 in w. The scanner is a horizontal field machine.





Siemens Magnetom Espree 1.5T MRI System

At South County Imaging we offer the Magnetom Espree 1.5T high field. This system has an opening of 70 cm to provide a full foot of space over the patient’s head, and it’s a short bore of 125 cm system length. The Wide-Bore MRI system allows comfort for Claustrophobic patients.





These are just some of the benefits you will experience when you visit us for an MRI exam.

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.

Please wear comfortable clothing. Clothing with zippers, metal buttons or snaps cannot be worn. This includes underwire bras as well. If needed, a 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:

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

With some examinations, an injection into a vein is required. The MRI technologist will explain the procedure further if your exam requires this.

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