MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

MRI services at Lawrence General are provided in collaboration with Merrimack Valley Health Services, Inc (MVHS).

MRI is a non-invasive, non-radiating diagnostic exam. Most exams are completed within 45 minutes. Lawrence General has the only high-field, open-bore, "Ambient Experience" MRI in Massachusetts. The Philips Ambient Experience utilizes a state-of-the art projector system transforming the room into a virtual theatre. Patients choose music, soft lighting and images to be projected on a specially designed wall to create a calming landscape such as a beach or display colorful graphics.

You will be pre-screened prior to your exam to ensure the most beneficial and timely MRI study. These questions you will be asked are necessary to determine your MRI compatibility and clinical needs.

MRI exams include:

  • Brain
  • Spine
  • Chest
  • Extremities/Joints
  • Abdomen/Pelvis
  • Breast/Breast Biopsy
  • Prostate
  • MR Angiography

For a more detailed explanation of the MRI machine and diagnostic exams, please visit

Lawrence General Hospital
1 General Street, South Pavilion
Lawrence, MA
Phone: 978-683,4000, ext. 2675
Hours: Monday - Friday, 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday to 7 am to 8 pm

Andover Medical Center, West Entrance
323 Lowell Street
Andover, MA 
Phone: 888-684-7674
Fax: 978-946-8369
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 8 pm, Saturday 8 am to 4 pm

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