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Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI)

MRI Image

Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery conveniently offers magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in-house at a lower cost than hospital facilities. Our physicians receive the results more quickly and our staff is available to assist with insurance pre-certification and claim filing.

MRI takes high-resolution pictures of your bones and soft tissues using magnetic fields and a computer to provide a cross-sectional image of your body. It can be used to help diagnose torn muscles, ligaments and cartilage, herniated disks, hip or pelvic problems and many other conditions.

You lie on a table that slides into the tube-shaped MRI scanner. The MRI creates a magnetic field around you, then pulses radio waves to the area of your body to be pictured. The radio waves cause your tissues to resonate. A computer records the rate at which your body gives off these vibrations and translates the data into a detailed, two-dimensional picture. The magnet field strengths produced by MRIs are measured in teslas (T). Our MRI has a 1.5 T magnet, which is considered the standard in a clinical setting. The signal is strong and produces high quality images.

You won't feel any pain while undergoing a MRI, but the machine may be noisy. An MRI takes 30 to 90 minutes depending on the type of scan. Tell your doctor if you have implants, metal clips or other metal objects in your body before receiving a MRI scan. Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for the provision of musculoskeletal MRI services.