instant-imaging-webFor seamless and efficient care, MRI services are available at Instant Imaging, located in the Mendelson Professional Building in Livonia. Its location enables Instant Imaging to offer convenient appointments and expedited testing results. Instant Imaging can readily transfer reports to your physician, allowing Mendelson Kornblum to quickly assess and treat our patients.

Benefits of Instant Imaging:

  • Offers free transportation services to and from the office
  • Open Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 9am – 5pm; Wednesday and Thursday 6:30am – 10:30pm
  • Easy appointment setting
  • Appointments typically available same day or next day
  • Offers quick turnaround for patient records
  • Images are electronically transferred to physicians
  • Patient receives images on a CD at checkout
  • Accepts most insurance plans (call to verify)
  • Private changing rooms
  • Comfortable lounge and sitting area
  • MRI technologists trained by accredited programs and certified by the American Registry of MRI Technologists
  • And of course a friendly and helpful staff!

Where is Instant Imaging located?

36622 Five Mile Rd
Suite 103
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: 734.855.4975
Fax: 734.855.4979

Call 734.855.4975 to arrange free transportation services to and from Silverpine Imaging

New Patient Forms

For your convenience, please print and complete the patient registration forms prior to your scheduled appointment.

What is an MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, is an advanced, state-of-the-art scanning method that produces detailed images of body structures such as your neck and spine, organs, or your joints. Using a powerful, but harmless, magnetic field and radiowaves (like the kind that transmit FM radio channels), doctors are able to detect developing disease or abnormalities earlier than ever before. MRIs pose no risk to the average patient if appropriate safety guidelines are followed, which you should discuss with your doctor.

How should I prepare for my MRI?

  • Please bring previous reports and x-rays applicable to the exam. The radiologist may want to review them (ex. if you are having an MRI of the knee, please bring any previous reports and x-rays of your knee).
  • You CAN eat and drink prior to the exam.
  • You CAN continue to take any medications as prescribed. It is not necessary to stop taking medications prior to the exam. In fact, the exam will be much more comfortable if you continue to take your medication.
  • You CANNOT have an MRI if you have any of the following: cerebral aneurism clips (magnetic), certain heart valves, cochlear implants, metal filings in the eye, or pacemaker.
  • You will be asked a series of questions concerning your surgical and occupational background. If this history includes metal work (ex. welders, grinders, etc.) or metal implants, please be sure to tell the technologist prior to your exam. Preliminary x-reays may need to be taken.
  • If you think you may be claustrophobic, ask your doctor to prescribe medication prior to the exam. If you do receive medication, please bring someone with you that will be able to drive you home (or arrange to use Silverpines driver service).
  • Wear comfortable clothing – nothing with zippers.

How long is the average MRI scan?

The average MRI can take anywhere from 20 – 60 minutes, depending on the part of the body that needs to be scanned.

Average times are:
Brain: 20 minutes
Shoulder: 20 minutes
Spine: 10 – 15 minutes
Knee: 25 – 30 minutes
Hip: 25 – 30 minutes

What should I expect during the MRI?

Although MRI is a very advanced medical technique, the MRI exam is probably one of the easiest and most comfortable exams you may ever have to do. You will be given a blanket, pillow, and headphones for music. And other than the bed, nothing will touch you.

While the technician won’t be in the room with you during the exam, you will still have contact at all times. Our recommendation is to just lie down and relax, close your eyes, listen to the music, stay as still as you can when the technologist asks, and it will be over before you know it!

Your positioning on the bed depends on which body part is being scanned. Once you are ready for scanning, the cushioned table will automatically move into the magnet. You will hear muffled thumping and buzzing sounds that last several minutes. The technician will let you know when you need to stay still – this is to ensure clear images. The time periods where you must not move are short.

Besides the sounds and the movement of the bed in and out of the magnetic field, you will experience no other sensations during the MRI. It is considered a completely safe procedure.