MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI is a safe diagnostic imaging technique that uses magnetic radio waves to produce pictures of your internal anatomy. Specifically this includes but is not limited to:
- Musculoskeletal System/Extremities
MRI can detect abnormalities from head to toe. MRI is the safest and clearest way to detect differences between diseased and healthy tissue without the use of radiation.
MRA-Magnetic Resonance Angiography
MRA uses the same technology as MRI, but specifically images the arteries. MRA can detect arterial abnormalities such as:
- Atherosclerotic/Peripheral Vascular disease
Both MRI and MRA exams may be performed with intravenous contrast, gadolinium. This contrast material is unrelated to iodine contrast, although it serves the same purpose.
- Aneurysm clips
- Cochlear Implants
- Some metal implants
Upon scheduling your exam, please let us know if you have any implanted devices and if you have had any surgery within the past six weeks.