Open MRI | Procedures

Information on the Modalities and Procedures That We Offer

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MRI/MRA

Magnetic Resonance Imaging combines a powerful Magnet with an advanced computer system and radio waves.  It produces accurate, detailed pictures of organs and tissues in order to diagnose a variety of medical conditions.  A music system, warm friendly staff, and a large open air feeling will provide an excellent experience! Most exams take thirty to forty minutes to complete.

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ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves to look inside the body. A gel is applied to the area of the body being examined. A device called a transducer is pressed and swept across the area to form an image.  Most ultrasounds take twenty minutes to complete and are painless.

4D ULTRASOUND

4 D Ultrasound is a 3 dimensional image of your unborn child as he or she grows inside. With a 4 D ultrasound you will see real time moving images of your child. You can take a DVD and pictures with you when you leave. The images are very detailed and will allow you to see all the features of your child before he or she is even born.  We offer a warm and cozy room with a large screen TV for family and friends to share your experience.

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RADIOGRAPHY (X-RAYS)

Radiography, known to most people as x-rays, is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.  For nearly a century, diagnostic images have been created by passing small, highly controlled amounts of radiation through the human body, capturing the resulting shadows and reflections on a photographic, or digital, plate.

X-Rays allow physicians to perform a quick evaluation, often detecting diseases in the early stages, where the chance for recovery is improved.  X-rays can also rule out the presence of disease, reduce the need for invasive surgery, and provide a guide for surgeons when surgery is unavoidable.

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BONE DENSITY 

Bone Density also called Dexa Scan, is X-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss.  It is today’s established standard for measuring bone loss and most often performed on the lower spine and both hips.

Dexa is used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause, but may also be found in men. Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium, as well as structural changes, causing the bones to become thinner, fragile and more likely to break.

Most scans take ten minutes to complete.

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