COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Safety is our top Priority.

We want to assure you that we are here for you. While the coronavirus has changed much of our daily lives, one thing that has remained constant is our commitment to providing you with the best, safest care possible.

If needed, please call 401-444-7777 to reschedule your appointment.

MRI Services at Lifespan

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is performed inside of a large, open-ended cylindrical magnet that has a patient table in the center. MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to make images of the body. Because of this strong magnetic field, it is important to let the technologist know of any metal on or in your body.

All MRI exams are interpreted by a board-certified radiologist with subspecialty training in MRI. Magnetic resonance imaging is commonly used to examine the brain, spine, joints, abdomen, heart and blood vessels.

Rhode Island Hospital’s Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center is the only emergency department in New England to feature an MRI system located within the department. Our state-of-the-art MRI unit is capable of performing a wide range of functions with the goal of faster, more informed treatment decisions as well as patient safety.