Our Open MRI is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a method used by physicians to look inside the human body to obtain diagnostic information. Incorporating an advanced technology, an MRI scan produces images of the anatomy to help physicians properly diagnose their patients’ conditions.
Utilizes the physical properties of magnetic fields, radio waves, and computers to generate images of the soft tissues within the body in any plane. This technique is now commonly used as a primary diagnostic tool.
It can help provide a quick and more accurate diagnosis for your physician.
It can reduce the need for exploratory surgery and other diagnostic procedures which might have associated risk.
An MRI scan is a noninvasive procedure, and there are no known side or after effects. The procedure is painless; in fact, you won’t see or feel anything. A faint knocking sound will be heard which is simply the imaging process in operation.
The benefits of MRIs are many, with new applications continually being developed through on-going research.
The procedure is used for all parts of the body and is effective in the clinical evaluation of the following conditions:
- Brain Disorders
- Traumatic Injuries
- Eye Abnormalities
- Spine Diseases
- Tumor Detection
- Liver and Other Abdominal Diseases
- Knee and Shoulder Injuries
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Facial/Neck Abnormalities
- Cardiac Malfunctions
- Blood Flow and Vessel Disorders
Open MRI at Orthopaedic & Spine Center
Our open MRI machine has an “open” design which is much more comfortable for our patients than the standard confining MRI design; it is rare for one of our patients to experience claustrophobia. Our MRI is also much quieter than the standard unit. Furthermore, our scanner is the only MRI machine in this area that has no size or weight limit.
Our MRI Center is staffed by certified and licensed radiological technologists and supervised by board–certified orthopedic surgeons and radiologists. Orthopaedic & Spine Center’s offices are in Newport News, Virginia. Get a map & directions to our offices.