Kingston MRI: Path to Advanced Imaging and Exceptional Care

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Welcome to Kingston MRI, a leading medical imaging center dedicated to providing exceptional care and accurate diagnostic services. We are committed to serving patients in the entire Southeastern Ontario region and beyond. Whether you require specialized imaging of the brain, spine, joints, abdomen, pelvis, or the vascular system, our experienced team of radiologists is here to meet your needs.

Referring Physicians

At Kingston MRI, we work closely with referring physicians to ensure seamless collaboration and comprehensive patient care. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with Philips’ D-Stream platform and advanced Compressed Sense technology, enabling us to perform examinations with improved speed and precision. Our dedicated imaging capabilities cover a wide range of areas, including the brain, spine, joints (such as knees and shoulders), abdomen, pelvis, and the entire vascular system, including the carotid arteries, aorta, renal arteries, and peripheral extremity vascular tree.

  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Expertise: Benefit from our team of highly skilled radiologists with diverse areas of specialization, ensuring accurate and detailed diagnostic interpretations for a wide range of conditions.

  • Advanced Technology for Accurate Results: Experience the power of our state-of-the-art imaging equipment, equipped with cutting-edge technology, enabling precise and high-resolution scans to aid in accurate diagnoses.

  • Patient-Centered Approach: At Kingston MRI, we prioritize your comfort and well-being. Our caring and compassionate staff are committed to providing a supportive environment and ensuring your experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Patient Eligibility and Safety

Please note that not all patients are eligible for an MRI scan. Our radiologists will assess each case to determine the suitability of an MRI examination. It is crucial that patients inform us of any metallic implants or objects they may have. The strong magnetic fields generated during an MRI can displace or disrupt the function of certain metallic objects. Therefore, it is essential for patients to inform us if they have any of the following metallic implants or objects:

  • Cardiac pacemaker
  • Pacemaker wires
  • Metal fragments in the eyes
  • Artificial heart valves
  • Cerebral aneurysm clips
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunts
  • Vascular stents
  • Inferior vena cava umbrella or filter
  • Chemotherapy pump
  • Insulin pump
  • Libre Monitoring Patch (or similar patch)
  • Metallic ear implant
  • Eye prosthesis/facial prosthesis
  • Magnetic implant
  • Orthopedic rods, screws, plates, or nails
  • Metallic shrapnel or bullet fragments
  • Metallic embolization device

Patients with cardiac pacemakers or any metallic objects mentioned above cannot undergo an MRI scan and should avoid entering the MRI area. MRI scans are also not suitable for individuals with inner ear (cochlear) implants, brain aneurysm clips, certain types of artificial heart valves, older vascular stents, or recently placed artificial joints. Before the MRI study can be performed, patients will be asked to sign a consent form confirming that none of the mentioned metallic implant issues apply to them.

Ordering a Scan

To order a scan, referring physicians can use our requisition form. All requisitions will be prioritized by our MRI radiologists using the same priority system followed at Kingston General Hospital. Booking dates will be assigned based on these priorities, ensuring timely and efficient service for all patients.

You can download and print the requisition form and patient screening form from our website. Once completed, please fax or mail the forms to:

776 Blackburn Mews East

Kingston, Ontario

K7P 2N7

Fax: (613) 384-9492

836 John Marks Avenue

Kingston, Ontario

K7K 0J7

Fax: (613) 549 – 8857

For any additional inquiries or assistance with the requisition process, please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated team.

We look forward to serving you and providing exceptional care through our advanced medical imaging services.