An MRI machine may be used after you have sustained an injury, or if you have an illness, to detect the extent and location of damaged tissue. These machines use a magnetic field to locate hydrogen atoms in the body. A computer then maps out an image that is readable by a technician or doctor.
This video explains how MRI machines work and what to expect when undergoing imaging. The procedure is painless, but it does require patients to stay completely still for 20-60 minutes. Dyes may be injected to create more contrast in certain areas that may be otherwise hard to see.
The Orthopedic Clinic Assocation offers in-house MRI testing as well as several other diagnostic tests. We have a skilled staff of physicians and medical professionals to provide the highest quality care. Learn more on our website or call (602) 639-4027.