Category: Open MRI

Amanda Leftwich Awarded MRI Certification!

Congratulations to Amanda Leftwich on her achievement! Amanda completed MRI certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The certification requirements include a combination of knowledge, theory and clinical competencies, including MRI Safety and completion of a minimum of 125 MRI scans in seven different categories. We are thrilled for Amanda and appreciate her… Read more »

If My Doctor Thinks I Really Need an MRI, Why are X-rays Taken First?

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD As an Orthopaedic Specialist, I want to address this frequently asked question.  Indulge me while I walk you through a typical scenario of my day seeing patients. Most patients will Google the symptoms that they are having long before they actually make an appointment to see me for a consultation. … Read more »

The Stinger:  A Common Neck Injury in Football

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD In the spring, young men across America get mopey, starry-eyed and stare off into space, dreamily thinking of only one thing…WHEN is football season going to start?  Well, sports fans, August is almost here and the pre-season NFL games will be starting soon, as will college games.  With the advent of… Read more »

The Questions Patients Most Often Ask

 Boyd W. Haynes III, MD As an Orthopaedic Physician, I am asked a lot of questions everyday by patients. A lot!  That is a good thing, because I have the answers they need to help them make the best decision about their treatment.  Here is a question that I am asked every day, multiple times… Read more »

Tony Anderson Awarded MRI Certification!

Congratulations to Tony Anderson (shown with OSC Practice Administrator, Alan Leybold) on his achievement! Tony completed MRI certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The certification requirements include a combination of knowledge, theory and clinical competencies, including MRI Safety and completion of a minimum of 125 MRI scans in seven different categories. We… Read more »

Meet Desiray Johnson, Certified MRI Specialist!

The Physician and Staff of OSC offer congratulations to Desiray Johnson for passing the MRI Registry. Desiray has been attending classes and performing a variety of designated MRI scans for this certification. Due to her hard work and dedication, she passed the registry on her first try. What a great achievement for her and a… Read more »

What is Open MRI?

MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is used by physicians as a diagnostic tool to view parts of the body which cannot be imaged by X-ray or other types of diagnostic imaging. Before discussing the merits of Open MRI, a discussion of MRI scanning in general is warranted to provide understanding. In layman’s terms, all MRI… Read more »

Orthopaedic & Spine Center Brings the Strongest Open MRI to the Peninsula

Hitachi OASIS Open MRI and Enhanced Orthopedic Imaging Orthopaedic & Spine Center (OSC) of Newport News is excited to welcome the newest addition to our family: a Hitachi Oasis Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This new machine will be the most powerful open MRI on the Peninsula, and will be open for business on September… Read more »

Having an MRI Test with OSC's Open MRI

Open MRI Scanning Technology at OSC After my initial examination by an orthopedic associate at OSC I had my MRI, which was not unpleasant at all.  Many people become claustrophobic inside enclosed spaces, but the MRI at OSC is open in the back and on the sides (an “Open MRI”), so it certainly doesn’t not… Read more »