State-of-the-art MRI imaging for accurate diagnosis
Florida Spine and Joint
An accurate diagnosis helps your doctors know what they need to do to treat your condition. Doctors have many methods and tools at their disposal for performing a diagnosis. These typically include a physical examination, a review of your medical history, X-ray imaging or a CT scan.
Although these methods and tools are indispensable in a complete diagnosis, one of the best tools your doctor can rely on is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.
What Is An
MRI scans are completed in large, tube-like machines lined with magnets. While you lie in the machine, the magnetic field causes your hydrogen atoms to temporarily realign and put off signals that can be captured by the MRI scanner. These signals are assembled into the images your doctor can use in your diagnosis.
Who Needs An
Because an MRI scan can provide an image of most parts of your body, it can be used in the diagnosis of many conditions, including:
MRI scans are not for everybody. People with pacemakers and metal implants cannot undergo an MRI scan since the magnets will affect the implants and may cause harm. Not all pregnant women can have MRI scans. Your doctor will be able to determine if your pregnancy causes you to not be a good candidate for an MRI scan.
What Are The Benefits Of An
MRI images provide excellent contrast between soft tissue and the fat, water and muscles that show up in the images. Since the images are 3-D, your doctor has a more comprehensive view of what may be the source of your pain. Other benefits of MRI imaging include:
Are There Risks Involved In An
Although it’s not necessarily a risk, one of the major concerns with MRI imaging is comfort. Some people are uneasy with the idea of lying still in a tube for a period of time. MRI scanners can be noisy too, so this is off-putting for some people.
However, at Florida Spine and Joint, our MRI technicians make sure you’re comfortable and at ease before, during and after your MRI scan.
The actual risks involved in an MRI scan are minimal. These may include:
Interference from metallic objects
Contact Florida Spine and Joint For An
At Florida Spine and Joint, we use state-of-the-art MRI imaging machines to provide physicians with accurate images for an effective diagnosis. Patients and physicians alike refer people to our MRI facility because of the accuracy of our images and the friendliness of our staff.
We make sure your MRI experience is as stress-free and comfortable as possible. Contact us today to talk to one of our team members about getting an MRI or to schedule an appointment at our Hollywood, Florida MRI center.