Rhode Island Medical Imaging

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MRI

MRI is a powerful tool that uses magnetic fields instead of x-rays to obtain very detailed images of the human body.  MRI images have been shown to be very safe for medical purposes.

The MRI scan is performed inside a large cylindrical machine through which a table is able to move. The patient lies on the table and the table is positioned for the exam. RIMI uses scanners which are short in length making the studies much more comfortable for claustrophobic patients.  Since the machine uses a strong magnetic field, it is important to let the technologist know of any metal on or in your body.

What to expect when having an MRI

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Some MRI exams require an injection of an MRI contrast or dye. The contrast used for MRI is different than used for CT scans, but it is still important for you to notify the technologist of any allergies you may have and whether you have had contrast injections in the past.  It is always a good idea to increase your fluid intake after an imaging exam involving contrast material to help flush the contrast material from your body.  Typical MRI studies require 30 to 60 minutes and it is important to remain motionless throughout the exam.  All MRI exams at RIMI are interpreted by board certified radiologists with subspecialty training in MRI.

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East Providence I-195 West On-ramp Closures
Posted: 04.02.18

As RIDOT replaces the Parkway Ramp Bridge in East Providence (see below for more information), they will need to close the I-195 West on-ramps from Veterans Memorial Parkway and Warren Avenue in East Providence beginning Wednesday, April 4. Get detour information here.

Traffic heading north on the Parkway will follow a detour using Lyon Avenue to Warren Avenue to Broadway. Local traffic on the Parkway north of Lyon Avenue can use Mauran Avenue (the last street before the Parkway on-ramp) to Burgess Avenue to reach Warren Avenue and the detour route to Broadway.

Those heading to destinations on the East Side of Providence may wish to follow Valley Street to North Brow Street to Massasoit Avenue to use the Henderson Bridge as an alternate detour. Motorists also may wish to use Pawtucket Avenue or the Wampanoag Trail to the East Shore Expressway for I-195 West access.

The bridge replacement will be completed in late fall, however work on the nearby Washington Bridge will extend its reopening until the end of 2019.

Lung cancer expo highlights latest research, reinforces need for funding
Posted: 11.28.17

Despite lung cancer causing the most fatalities of any cancer in the United States, funding for lung cancer research has not drastically improved for many years. The American Lung Association drove home this message and other insights during the Lung Force Expo at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on November 8, 2017.