SANDUSKY - Northern Ohio Medical Specialists (NOMS) has announced that effective Tuesday, staff will offer closed, high-field MRI, in addition to open MRI. This will also allow for more choices made available to both the patient and their physician. This closed, high-field magnet will allow for greater resolution. We will now have the capability to perform much more demanding and advanced MRI studies. At the same time, we will also be able to maintain an open MRI for those patients who are claustrophobic.
With the introduction of the closed MRI, NOMS will begin offering Magnetic Resonance Mammography, or breast MRI, a new service to our region and only available at NOMS Imaging. Breast MRI is an outstanding tool for many women who are at high-risk for breast cancer. This powerful technology provides a clearer picture of dense breast tissue, tissue surrounding breast implants, and small areas of cancer that may escape detection in a mammogram. The detailed picture a breast MRI provides can aide in confirming the need for a biopsy and identify additional areas of concern within the breast.