Do MRI’s hurt?
MR imaging is painless and each scan takes between 10 and 40 minutes to complete. As the scan takes place there may be some vibration noise and clicking sounds as the images are taken. We provide headphones for comfort and hearing protection.
What happens during an MRI procedure?
When you arrive for your MRI, the technologist will make sure you remove all metal objects including jewelry. You will lie down on a cushioned bed that moves into a donut shaped apparatus that is open on both ends. You will have to be very still during the procedure so the pictures will not be blurry. When the test is over you may go home. You will need a follow up visit with your referring doctor to go over the results of your test.
Is there any risk during an MRI?
There are little to no side effects of an MRI. MR Imaging involves no radiation. It is a safe, effective way to make the right diagnosis and allows patients to avoid unnecessary medical procedures.
What are the benefits of an MRI?
MRI’s are noninvasive imaging techniques that do not involve exposure to ionizing radiation. MR images are more likely in some instances to identify and accurately characterize diseases and injuries than other imaging methods. MRI’s also provide better soft tissue contrast and can differentiate between fat, water and muscle for precise diagnoses.
What insurance do you accept?
At this time we accept all auto insurance, Medicare and private pay. Please contact our offices for updates on insurances that we accept.
How fast will I get results of my MRI?
Every patient will leave their MRI appointment with their MRI on disk. The MRI will be interpreted by our radiologist and a clear, concise report sent to your doctor within 3 business days. Your doctor will also have access to your MRI report on our website with their own secure link to protect your personal information.