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.
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 […]
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 […]
MRIs are a wonderful tool used to diagnose and treat countless diseases and ailments. In some cases, and MRI can provide clearer, more detailed images thank other types of diagnostic imaging methods. When it comes to getting an MRI for your child, you may be more apprehensive than if you were getting an MRI for yourself. Your number one concern as a parent your child’s safety, so you want to be sure MRIs are safe for children. While we can attest that MRIs are almost always safe procedures for your child to undergo, we’ll dive into more about MRIs to ease any concerns you may have.