Orthopedic MRI & XRAY

What makes Open MRI different from traditional MRI?

If you have experienced MRI in the past you may recall having been reluctantly inserted into a narrow tunnel enclosure. This experience sometimes leaves individuals feeling claustrophobic.

Our MRI allows you to breath easier in that patients lay on a table and the equipment openly scans your body giving you freedom from an enclosure.

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Part of getting an accurate diagnosis is to use available technology to help us! We have an in-office open extremity MRI. The MRI shows the Mri soft tissue inside and around your injured joint and we can use this to determine more accurately the extent of your injury. We have our films read by a Radiologist and results are usually available within a day, sometimes sooner! Dr. Snyder reviews the MRI and we keep you informed every step of the way. You’ll get to see your films and have them discussed with you so you can see for yourself.

MRI is a non-invasive procedure and you remain comfortably reclined while the isolated knee or shoulder is placed under the magnetic field for viewing. The open design of the machine reduces any anxiety or claustrophobia. It usually takes about 30-45 minutes.

Open MRIThe MRI is safe for just about anyone. The only patients not recommended for the procedure are those with metal implants, such as pacemakers, metallic chips, and surgical clips, as well as pregnant women.

We use X-rays to see what’s going on with your bones, like a bone spur or fracture.

Basically, when you walk into our facility, you will be in the hands of all the professionals and equipment you’ll need to diagnose and treat your injury. No running around from place to place. We have it all here for your convenience.