Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tests
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a unique procedure that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to take images of the inside of a human body.
It is a painless procedure which offers your physician unprecedented detailed images of the human body without using ionizing radiation. Typically an MRI takes 20-30 minutes. We can perform MRIs on:
- cervical spine
- lumbar spine
- thoracic spine
Who Can Get an MRI?
MRI uses powerful magnetic fields, some patients may be excluded from having an MRI.
Most patients with joint replacements or other orthopedic hardware will not have a problem receiving an MRI exam. If you have any implants, joint replacements or metal in your body, please let us know as soon as possible and we will confirm the type of test you should receive.
If any of the following conditions exist, please notify us before your exam:
- cardiac pacemaker
- cerebral aneurysm clips
- cochlear implants
- implanted insulin or chemotherapy pumps
- implanted neuro-stimulator devices
- heart valve replacements
- metal fragments in the eye
- other prosthetic devices