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What is a MRI scan?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a unique diagnostic exam that produces clear, detailed pictures of the internal organs and structures of your body. The test uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed images of inside your body.

Why are MRIs done?

MRI is a noninvasive way for your doctor to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system. It produces high-resolution images of the inside of the body that help diagnose a variety of problems and help monitor disease.

What happens during the procedure?

An MRI is a painless procedure that lasts approximately 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the part of the body to be examined. The patient is required to lie down on the flat bed, a coil is placed around the body part, and the patient is moved into the scanner head or feet first. The good news is that our MRI is an Open MRI and has 270 degrees of OPEN space all around the machine, so the patient does not feel restricted or claustrophobic.

What are MRIs used for?

Healthcare professionals use MRI scans to diagnose a variety of conditions and accurately detect diseases. The test can show organs and structures inside the body like joints.

What are the benefits of an MRI procedure?

The procedure is painless and utilizes a magnet so that the patient is not exposed to any radiation. MRI scans are very detailed and allow the radiologist to detect structural abnormalities in the body.  There are no side effects of having an MRI.

What are the risks of an MRI procedure?

There is no risk of getting an MRI scan done unless you have metal or an electronic device in your body that is not MRI safe. Fortunately, surgeons nowadays use MRI safe implant replacement devices/implants. However due to the strong magnet, an MRI cannot be performed on patients with: implanted pacemakers, intracranial aneurysm clips, cochlear implants, certain prosthetic devices, implanted drug infusion pumps, neurostimulators, bone-growth stimulators, certain intrauterine contraceptive devices, or other iron-based metal implants. Please speak to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about the exam in relation to your health.

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