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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 

Lahey Outpatient Center in Danvers is the first in the U.S. to offer the state-of-the-art, in-bore Ambient MRI Experience – the most soothing patient environment available for MRI scans while giving physicians high-quality results.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a highly advanced, painless test that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create exceptionally clear images of the internal structures and organs of your body.

Beverly Hospital is a pioneer in MRI technology. We were the first health care facility in the area to own and operate a 3.0 Tesla scanner, the most powerful MRI scanner available. And now, the Philips Ambient Experience MRI is the newest addition to our high-tech MRI options. We invite you to watch a short video that highlights this innovative MRI experience:

Watch a video interview with Peter Curatolo, MD, on our Ambient MRI Experience, filmed by Gatehouse Media and published by Wicked Local Danvers.

Read an article about our Ambient MRI, published on Wicked Local Danvers.

The Ultimate Patient Experience

Ambient MRI has been clinically proven to decrease anxiety and increase patient well-being. Patients can choose their own music, lighting and wall images to transform the wide and spacious MRI suite into a soothing multi-dimensional theater.

Different themes in the MRI suite allow patients to enjoy the sounds of nature as wildflowers sway in the breeze, relax in idyllic seascapes, or make a relaxing journey through Southeast Asia, to name just a few. The images they choose are projected in the scanner and on the suite’s walls and ceiling.

The Ambient MRI scanner has the widest oval open design available today. The Ambient Experience is especially recommended for patients with claustrophobia, anxiety and painful medical conditions who would benefit from a spacious and more comfortable MRI screening.

The Ambient MRI technology is also used to perform breast MRIs. Learn more.

Ambient MRI Benefits

Features of Ambient MRI at Lahey Outpatient Center in Danvers include:

  • Wide and open design to ease stress and anxiety
  • Interactive lighting, projection and sound for a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere
  • Various projected themes, soothing music and dynamic, colored lighting
  • Advanced noise reduction technology that minimizes vibrations and noise
  • Faster scanning time
  • Feet-first scanning with your head outside of the scanner for 70% of exam types
  • Accommodates patients up to 550 lbs.

Our Outstanding Physicians and Technologists

The physicians and technologists at our MRI centers are among the best in their field. Our radiologists have trained at major metropolitan academic medical centers and are board certified in a variety of radiology subspecialties. Our MRI technologists are also highly trained and are known in our community for their ability to combine their advanced skills with an unsurpassed level of care.


If you have questions about your MRI exam, please call our MRI Technologist at 978.535.0633.

If you have a question about your MRI report, please call 978.826.6333.

We accept all health insurances; if you have insurance questions, please call Pam Rosinski at 978.922.3000, ext. 3488 or email

Scheduling an MRI

Call our toll-free dedicated line: 866.674.0466.

Our staff will schedule you for the day, time, location and type of MRI that best suit the needs of you and your doctor. Extended hours are available.

MRI Locations

Lahey Outpatient Center Danvers
480 Maple Street
Danvers, Massachusetts 
(1.5 Tesla Ambient MRI and 3.0 Tesla MRI)

Beverly Hospital (main campus)
85 Herrick Street
Beverly, Massachusetts 
(1.5 Tesla MRI)