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  • Locations

    Rhode Island Hospital

    593 Eddy Street

    Providence, RI 02903

    866-401-0002

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    The Miriam Hospital

    164 Summit Avenue

    Providence, RI 02906

    866-401-0002

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    Newport Hospital

    11 Friendship Street

    Newport, RI 02840

    866-401-0002

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI or MR)

  • Information for patients

    Magnetic resonance imaging uses a strong magnetic field and radiowaves to image the body. MRI is commonly used to examine the brain, spine, joints, abdomen and blood vessels. Some MRI exams require an injection of an MRI contrast or dye. It is important not to move during the exam. All MRI exams are interpreted by a board-certified radiologist with subspecialty training in MRI.

    For more information about MRI at Rhode Island Hospital, call 401-444-4881 or e-mail JVolpe@lifespan.org.