Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

An MRI examination is based on an imaging technique that uses magnetic fields, radio waves and a computer to generate images of parts of the body.

The patient lies inside a large cylinder-shaped magnet. Strong radio waves are then sent through the body. This affects the atoms in the body, forcing their protons to change position. When the protons resume their position, they too emit radio waves.  The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine captures these signals and a computer converts them into images, based on the position and intensity of the signals.

MRI examinations are performed at two different locations: Hôpital Montfort and Santé Montfort Health, usually referred to as Portobello.

Exam preparation instructions 

Hôpital Montfort

713 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1K 0T2

Hours

7 days a week, appointment required

Contact

E-mail: rendezvousimagerie@montfort.on.ca
Telephone: 613-748-4907
Fax: 613-748-4951

Patients with an appointment at Hôpital Montfort will receive an automated confirmation call up to 3 working days prior to their appointment. 

Registration

Room 1C119Monday to Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Room 1B164, 
weekdays  after 3:30 p.m. and weekends

Please have your health card ready for the registration.
 

Portobello

Montfort Health 
1968 Portobello Boulevard
Orleans, Ontario K4A 4E7
 

Hours

7 days a week, appointment required  

Contact

E-mailrendezvousimagerie@montfort.on.ca
Telephone: 613-748-4993 
Fax: 613-748-4951

Patients with an appointment at Hôpital Montfort will receive an automated confirmation call up to 3 working days prior to their appointment. 

Registration

Please have your health card ready for the registration.