People get MRI scans all of the time, but going in for an MRI while pregnant may have women worried about the impact it can have on their baby. As an expecting mother, one may feel uneasy thinking about the potential anxiety that comes with being in a confined space, as well as the potential ramifications that undergoing an imaging procedure may have on their unborn child. In this article, we are answering the question that so many soon-to-be moms have: “Is it safe to get an MRI during pregnancy?”
MRI’s are one of the most diverse and widely utilized medical imaging procedures available, and for good reason! The technology has significantly increased in quality over the years, pairs well with other procedures, exposes patients to no radiation, and allows doctors to identify medical issues and injuries that would otherwise go unnoticed— leading to the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases before they progress into something more serious.
Although MRI is most commonly utilized for soft tissue injuries or imaging of the brain, in recent […]
As we’ve discussed in a previous blog, MRI scans are incredibly useful diagnostic tools. They can help detect everything from stroke damage to slipped discs— and can provide detailed images of everything in between. One of the major benefits of MRI is that it does not expose the patient to ionizing radiation. However, patients who have metallic implants or tattoos should never have an MRI— this type of scan uses extremely strong magnets to record and create images. Here are a few reasons you might need an MRI.
You Might Need […]
One of the best things about the medical advances our society has made thus far is that detecting and diagnosing ailments or injuries has never been easier! There are so many incredible medical imaging procedures available, each with their own benefits and use cases, and doctors are able to utilize this technology to catch diseases in their earliest stages, detect abnormalities, and even perform life-saving treatment. One of the most versatile and useful of these technologies is Magnetic Resonance Imaging— also referred to as MRI.
If you’ve never seen a medical drama or have never needed to get an MRI done, you may not be familiar with what this diagnostic imaging tool is for. There’s no need to get stressed out if your doctor ordered an MRI for you; we’ll go over everything you need to know before your imaging appointment.
People often refer to this important medical tool as “an MRI”; however, Magnetic Resonance Imaging is simply a type of […]
As every parent would attest to, being a parent is the furthest thing from easy. Parents often find themselves in a never-ending loop of new situations, stress, and questions. This can be difficult for parents, especially when it comes to injuries and medical issues.
People need MRIs for many reasons that often involve soft tissue injuries, and children are not immune to such injuries. Just like everyone else, children often suffer injuries or symptoms that might require an MRI scan to reach a diagnosis. Accordingly, it is only natural for the […]
MRI’s are one of the most commonly performed diagnostic imaging procedures in the United States. There are tens of millions of MRIs performed each year, and there are a variety of reasons why your doctor may think you’re a good candidate for an MRI. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a type of imaging that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to generate images of the body. MRI has become a very valuable diagnostic tool detecting everything from cancer, heart and vascular disease, strokes, and disorders of the joints and musculoskeletal system.
When it comes to […]
There are a lot of questions when it comes to MRI’s. What are they? How do they work? Why do they make such weird noises? How much radiation will I be exposed to? It’s totally normal for patients to have questions about their imaging procedures, and as medical professionals who practice in the world of diagnostic imaging, we field questions about MRI’s on a daily basis. We’ve noticed, however, that there’s also a lot of misinformation out there about MRI technology and what happens during the procedure.
Today we’re setting the record straight […]
MRI or Magnetic resonance imaging is not a one-size-fits-all system. There are different machines that have differences in image quality, sizing of opening, and overall preferences of patients. Below, we’ll take a look at the differences and benefits of the Closed Bore, Open Bore and Wide Bore MRI.
Closed Bore MRI
Closed Bore MRIs are usually high-field systems that create crisp imaging with a high speed. During a Closed MRI procedure patients will lie down and are inserted into the opening or the “bore” in the MRI scanner, which is the smallest opening of the machine, measuring only about 60 cm. […]