New Technology

Lakes Imaging Center is pleased to announce the installation of our new and improved high field 1.2 Tesla magnet. This MRI offers:

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Welcome to Lakes Imaging Center

We are a medical imaging center located in Brainerd, MN. We offer the only 1.2 Tesla High-field Open MRI in Central Minnesota. MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a technique that allows pictures to be taken inside of the body to obtain diagnostic information. Using the latest computer technology, MRI produces these images of the body without the use of radiation found in x-ray and CT scanning.

A High-field open MRI is a non-invasive procedure with no known side or after effects. This procedure is painless; in fact, you will not see or feel a thing. You will hear a knocking noise as we use our computers along with magnetic fields and radio waves to generate your images in 3-D planes. These images can provide an accurate diagnosis for your physician, which in most cases can reduce the need for exploratory surgery and other diagnostic procedures that might have an associated risk.

What is an MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one form of imaging modality used by physicians to look inside the human body to obtain clinically useful diagnostic information. Incorporating an advanced technology, MRI produces images of the anatomy without the use of radiation required with other imaging modalities such as x-ray and CT scanning.

MRI combines the physical properties of strong magnetic fields with radio waves to produce computer generated soft tissue images within any plane of the body. This widely used imaging technique can be used as a primary diagnostic tool to provide a quick and accurate diagnosis for your physician. In some situations, this procedure can reduce the need for further diagnostic procedures or invasive procedures such as exploratory surgery that may have associated complications.

Benefits of an Open MRI

There are many benefits to an MRI with new applications constantly being developed through on-going research. High-field open MRI imaging is now equal in accuracy and resolution to the Tunnel MRI. Open MRI is used for all parts of the body and is effective in the clinical evaluation of: