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magnetic resonance imaging
 
Open MRI utilizes a completely safe magnetic field and sophisticated computers to produce exceptional quality images of any body part in any desired direction. The result is an unsurpassed diagnostic picture" of the area your doctor needs to see. There is no radiation, no pain and no known side effects. other services include:

Traditional MRI ( High Field )

A traditional MRI is a type of machine that scans the body using magnets, thus the name Magnetic Resonance Imaging. A traditional MRI has a tube that is a bit larger than the length of an average human body, and a table that extends in front of the tube. The patient lies on the table, is positioned properly, and then the table slides inside the imaging tube.

The space inside the tube is confined, and the tube is closed on one end and open on the other. Unfortunately, most MRIs require a person be slid in head first, meaning the open end is near the feet. Once inside the tube, the patient cannot sit up, because there is not enough room to do so. Therefore, the only way to get out of the tube is by sliding back out. Even with the mechanical assistance of sliding the tray electronically, it takes time to get a patient out of the tube, and that can seem like an eternity for someone having a claustrophobic reaction.

Additionally, traditional MRIs can take anywhere from a few minutes to over an hour to perform the completed scan, so the patient has to spend a good deal of time in the tube.

Open MRI

An open MRI is a technology that allows the patient to sit or lie between the magnets that perform the resonance imaging, but without having to be encased in a tube. The magnets themselves can be moved to be properly positioned where the patient needs them, so the patient is only surrounded by the machine exactly where they are being scanned. So for an abdominal scan, the head, chest and feet would be 'open' and not encased in a tube or in the machine.

The advantage of this is that patients feel less claustrophobic, are able to be 'inside' the machine for longer, and this reduces the overall time needed to perform the MRI and also produces better compliance with the patient being still during imaging.

With the open MRI, patients can be placed in multiple positions as well, to get the best image possible, while in a traditional MRI, patients are left mostly to lie flat on their backs and not move.

CT Scan

The CT scanner uses digital geometry processing to generate a 3-dimensional (3-D) image of the inside of an object. The 3-D image is made after many 2-dimensional (2-D) X-ray images are taken around a single axis of rotation - in other words, many pictures of the same area are taken from many angles and then placed together to produce a 3-D image.

A CT scanner emits a series of narrow beams through the human body as it moves through an arc, unlike an X-ray machine which sends just one radiation beam. The final picture is far more detailed than an X-ray one.

Inside the CT scanner there is an X-ray detector which can see hundreds of different levels of density. It can see tissues inside a solid organ. This data is transmitted to a computer, which builds up a 3-D cross-sectional picture of the part of the body and displays it on the screen.


 
Preparing for Your Visit
A thorough evaluation is important to determine your medical history before your procedure. Following are some of the questions you will be asked when you call to schedule your appointment: Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? Do you have an IUD in place?

Have you ever had any medical devices such as… Heart pacemaker, pacer wire or a defibrillator? Artificial heart valve? Metal clip placed for an aneurysm? Neurostimulator? Metal implants or other surgical clips? Hearing Aid? Eye or Middle prosthesis?

We also need to know your surgical history: Have you ever had any operations on your head and neck? Have you ever had surgery on your spine? Have you had any surgery in the past 8 weeks?

Have you had a metallic foreign object in your eye(s) or metal removed from your eye by a doctor? Do you have any shrapnel or metal in your body? Do you have any known allergies to drugs? (please have list ready) Do you have any known history of kidney or renal disease? Do you wear a transdermal patch? Do you have any personal history of cancer?
 
   
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