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Bryan offers MRI options for your comfort and the most accurate diagnosis

Schedule Your MRI Today

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A physician order is required.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive imaging method that uses radio waves and a powerful magnetic field rather than X-rays to produce clear and detailed images of virtually any part of your body. MRIs provide the ability to look at all the organs and soft tissue parts of your body to help diagnose illness or injury.

Bryan uses advanced MRI technology to provide you with the best diagnostic quality and a comfortable environment. Our large, spacious technology accommodates claustrophobic patients, as well as patients up to 550 pounds.

How a MRI Works

The MRI scanner is essentially a large tunnel that is open on each end. The body part being imaged must be placed in the center of the scanner's bore. This typically leaves some portion of your body outside of the bore.

During an MRI scan, you will remain still in one position. Most MRI scans take about 45 minutes. Sometimes sedation is used, especially for young patients. Sedation also may be helpful for patients who are extremely claustrophobic. In general, most patients successfully complete an MRI without sedation.

Because the MRI scanner makes a lot of noise during the imaging process, we provide you with hearing protection, usually in the form of ear plugs. You will still be able to hear the noise, but it will be at a safe level. Music options vary by location and exam.

MRI Options

Our MRI systems provide highly detailed images to give doctors the information they need. We offer two magnet strengths so that your doctor can determine the best option for you.

Large bore 1.5T

A 1.5 Tesla (1.5T) MRI is the most commonly used magnet in diagnostic imaging. These MRI exams are available at:

  • Bryan Medical Plaza, 1500 S. 48th St.
  • Bryan Pine Lake Campus, 3901 Pine Lake Road
  • Bryan West Campus, 2300 S. 16th St.

Large bore 3T

A 3 Tesla (3T) magnet is the strongest magnet strength used today. The 3T MRI is available at:

  • Bryan West Campus, 2300 S. 16th St.

Preparing for Your MRI

Before your exam, you’ll complete a MRI screening form to provide a detailed surgical and medical history. Because the MRI uses a powerful magnet, it’s important to let us know about any metallic objects that are present in your body.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your exam time. Remember to bring a photo ID, your insurance card, medication lists and any additional forms provided by your doctor.

After Your MRI

Our board certified radiologist reads your exam. The results are sent to your doctor within 24 hours. You can view your results online through MyChart. If you don't have MyChart, learn more and sign up online today.


The Bryan Imaging & Diagnostic Center at our Pine Lake Campus (40th & Pine Lake Road) is often the most cost-effective option for this testing due to our new pricing structure. To learn more about testing at this location and get a price estimate, call the Bryan Price Line at 402-481-4900.

MRI Locations

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Bryan Medical Plaza
1500 S. 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
Use Entrance B

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Bryan Pine Lake
3901 Pine Lake Campus
Lincoln, NE 68516

bryan west medical plaza

Bryan Medical Center,
Bryan West Campus
2300 S. 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502

crete area medical center

Crete Area Medical Center
2910 Betten Drive
Crete, NE 68333

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Merrick Medical Center
1715 26th St.
Central City, NE 68826


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