Radiology located in Winter Park, Orlando and Lake Mary, FL


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) generates exceptional images of the soft tissues in your body, showing the earliest signs of disease and revealing crucial information that doesn’t appear in other imaging techniques. Board-certified radiologist George Stanley, MD, and the skilled team at University Diagnostic Institute in Winter Park, Orlando, and Lake Mary, Florida, offer cutting-edge technology, including several different advanced MRI machines that scan faster, eliminate claustrophobia, and make your experience as comfortable as possible. Call the nearest office or schedule an appointment through online booking today.

How does MRI create images?

MRIs use technology that’s dramatically different from X-ray technology. The MRI device creates a magnetic field around you and sends safe radio waves into your body.

The interaction between the two forces slightly moves structures inside cells. A computer uses the movement to generate exceptional 3-dimensional (3D) images.

What are the different types of MRIs?

When you have an MRI, you lie on a table that carries you inside the machine. Conventional MRIs require you to lie inside a narrow, enclosed space, making it extremely challenging for people with claustrophobia. The small openings also don’t accommodate bariatric patients.

The University Diagnostic Institute makes high-quality diagnostic imaging available to everyone by offering a selection of cutting-edge, open (wide bore) MRIs, including:

Siemens Verio® 3T wide bore MRI

3T refers to the magnetic strength, which is measured in a metric system unit called the Tesla (T). A 3T magnet, the strongest magnetic field available (high field), generates vivid images using a higher resolution and produces them faster than conventional MRIs.

Wide bore means the opening is wider and shorter than typical MRIs, making it more comfortable for claustrophobic or overweight patients.

Echelon Oval® 1.5T open bore MRI

The University Diagnostic Institute team was the first in Central Florida to offer the Echelon Oval, which has the widest opening and table and highest weight limit of all other MRI machines. This device produces exceptionally detailed images (1.5T is still a high field) while creating a comfortable, spacious environment.

People needing anesthesia for a small-bore device can usually tolerate the Echelon Oval MRI.

Siemens Magnetom Essenza 1.5T MRI

This MRI machine has a slightly smaller opening but an ultra-short bore, allowing most of your body to stay outside the machine.

When would I need an MRI?

While MRIs show bones, they’re primarily used for their sharp images of soft tissues, such as nerves, muscles, cartilage, and organs, and for revealing changes that aren’t visible with other imaging techniques.

You may need an MRI to diagnose a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spine and brain tumors
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Herniated discs
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Shoulder injuries (rotator cuff tears)
  • Knee injuries
  • Torn ligaments
  • Arthritis 

Call the nearest University Diagnostic Institute office today or use online booking to schedule an MRI or learn more about their services.