Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Friday
Twin Rivers MRI provides the best technology in the St. Louis region. Located on the ground floor of Alton Memorial Hospital, the Center features an open MRI and a super high-definition 3T MRI.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. Images can be examined on a computer monitor or copied to a CD. MRI does not use ionizing radiation (X-rays).
Detailed MR images help physicians evaluate parts of the body and certain diseases that may not be adequately assessed using X-ray, ultrasound or CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan.
Neurovascular MR Imaging:
Musculoskeletal MR Imaging:
MR imaging of the body evaluates: Organs of the abdomen, including the liver, biliary tract, kidney, spleen, pancreas and adrenal glands.
- Pelvic organs, including reproductive organs in the female (uterus, cervix and ovaries)
- Blood vessels (MR angiography)
Physicians use MR examination to help diagnose or monitor treatment for:
- Tumors of the abdomen or pelvis
- Blockages or enlargements of blood vessels, renal arteries and arteries in the legs
- Diseases of the liver, such as cirrhosis and other abdominal organs, including bile ducts, gall bladder and pancreatic ducts
- Cysts and solid tumors in the kidneys and other parts of the urinary tract
- Tumors and other abnormalities of the reproductive organs (uterus, ovaries)
- Causes of pelvic pain in women, such as fibroids, endometriosis and adenomyosis
For more information or to schedule an appointment at our Twin Rivers MRI Center, call us at 618.433.6689 or email us.