Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides detailed pictures of your organs and tissues, helping medical providers diagnose and treat health conditions. The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County in Atlantis, Boynton Beach, and Wellington, Florida, do on-site MRIs. The team uses MRIs to determine the best treatment for your musculoskeletal condition. Call today or schedule an appointment with the orthopedic experts using the online booking tool.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive imaging tool that uses strong magnetic fields, radio waves, and computer technology to create 3D images of your internal body parts.
Traditional MRI scanners are fully enclosed tunnels, which many people find claustrophobic. The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County has a state-of-the-art MRI extremity and spine magnet that’s open on all sides.
MRI is painless and safe. However, the machine makes a loud tapping or knocking noise during the imaging.
Your Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County provider would recommend an MRI if they need more information about your musculoskeletal condition. They use MRI imaging to diagnose or determine if you need surgery.
MRIs can find diseases and abnormalities in the body that X-rays can’t. The team recommends MRIs to look for abnormalities in the spine, nerves, or intervertebral discs or to evaluate sports injuries like torn ligaments and fractures.
The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County team recommends wearing loose, comfortable clothing with no metal snaps or fasteners to your MRI.
You might need to change into an exam gown if your clothes have any metal or other material that could interfere with the imaging. You should leave jewelry and watches at home and remove hearing aids and metal dental fixtures before your MRI.
You can follow your regular eating and medication schedule for an open MRI unless your Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County provider instructs otherwise.
The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County team performs your MRI in the offices. Most exams take about 35 minutes.
During the scan, you lie on the MRI table. The MRI technologist gives you earplugs or pipes in music to buffer the tapping sound. After your MRI, you can resume your routine.
A radiologist reviews the scans and writes a report for your Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County provider. The team has you return to the office to discuss the results of your MRI and whatever next steps might be needed.
Call the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County today or book an appointment online to learn more about the open MRI.