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Diagnostic Testing

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is the most advanced imaging technology available. It allows your doctor to see inside the body without x-rays or surgery. MRI uses harmless magnetic and radio frequency waves to examine muscles, fat and internal organs. It produces clear and extremely detailed pictures, or images, that allow your doctor to make a more accurate diagnosis.

MIND is home to two wide bore MRI machines: which now have the new AirRecon DL software. This software allows shorter scan times with higher quality imaging. Our 1.5 Tesla MRI and 3.0 Tesla MRI, accommodates larger patients or those who are uncomfortable or uneasy in smaller spaces. MIND is the only MRI facility in S.E. Michigan that can perform neuro scans using “Silent Scan,” eliminating the anxiety brought on by the noise of a typical MRI, a benefit for hearing sensitive patients.

Both machines are of the latest technology and are operated by highly skilled technicians.

To learn more about MRIs, please see our Imaging Center page.

Electrodiagnostic Testing

Electrodiagnosis means the use of electronic devices for diagnostic purposes. The nature of the disease is determined through the observation of changes in electrical activity. MIND’s highly trained physicians are pleased to provide the following types of electrodiagnostic services:

  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP)

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

An OCT is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s layers can be seen, allowing a specialist to map and measure their thickness. This helps with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance of retinal conditions.

For more information

For more information on how to prepare for these tests, please see our test preparation page.