Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Upstate Specialty Services at Harrison Center
550 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-7711, opt. 2
Fax: 315 464-7704
Name: Kiersten Loerzel
MRI-Radiology - Community Hospital
Upstate Community Hospital
4900 Broad Road
Syracuse, NY 13215
Map & directions
Phone: 315 492-5526
Fax: 315 492-5672
Magnetic resonance imaging technology (MRI or MR) uses the resonant frequency properties of atoms within a magnetic field to demonstrate detailed anatomy, help look at some of the functions our bodies are performing, and can help guide medical procedures.
University Hospital's MR Department employs the use of two state-of-the art systems at University Hospital:
- GE 1.5 Tesla/9LX Platform
- Phillips Intera 1.5 Tesla/8.1 Platform
Relatively new to our clinical family is the addition of a third scanner, the Phillips Intera 1.5 Tesla/11.0 Platform, located at the Community Campus.
Additionally, we provide several unique MR services including:
- Anesthesia support for claustrophobic and pediatric patients
- Pre-operative MR imaging for patients undergoing Gamma Knife procedures
- Support for UHs Stryker Navigational Systems.
These MR image-based image-guided systems serve a unique and useful role in characterizing surgical anatomy with greater accuracy and detail, enabling physicians to broaden the horizon of minimally invasive techniques and operations.
Our MR services have been American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited since 2000; a tribute to our experienced and dedicated staff and quality technological program. Learn more about the ACR's stringent requirements for accreditation on their website.