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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an advanced imaging technology that can play a crucial role in the diagnosing and treatment of many neurologic or pain related disorders. At Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants, our team of experts remain dedicated to utilizing MRI to help diagnose and treat numerous diseases effectively. We practice a patient-centric approach, meaning we work closely with you to ensure that your treatment plan is safe, effective, and time-efficient. Schedule an appointment with us for any weekday (between Monday to Friday).
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the internal body’s structure. Unlike X-rays, an MRI does not use ionizing radiation, meaning it is the safer option for diagnostic imaging.
An MRI is recommended by doctors as an ideal imaging tool to diagnose a range of medical conditions, including injuries, infections, tumors, and diseases affecting the brain, spine, joints, and internal organs. MRI is particularly useful for observing the soft tissues and organs, such as the brain, joints , and spine, providing detailed and accurate information to aid in diagnosis and to guide treatment.
During an MRI, you will lie on a specialized padded mechanically controlled table that slides into the actual scanning device. It is required for you to remain still during the procedure, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. The scanner produces loud noises during the imaging process, so you may be offered earplugs or headphones to reduce the noise and a viewing poet to combat claustrophobia . Oral sedation is also available to improve the definition of certain tissues or disease process. In some cases, Intravenous (IV) contrast agents may be used.
Before an MRI, remember to inform your doctor if you have any metal implants or devices, such as cardiac or bladder pacemakers, as the devices may interfere with the magnetic field. You might be asked to avoid eating or drinking anything for two (2) hours prior to the procedure. You should wear loose, comfortable clothing free from metal accessories. Alert your if you have a tendency for claustrophobia before the exam an oral sedation protocol is possible if you have a driver.
Additionally, if you have any concerns or questions about the procedure, do not hesitate to ask your MNA Physician or the MRI technologist. Any team member will be able to provide you with in-depth information and guidance to help you feel more comfortable and prepared for the test.
Ready to update any required medical imaging with advanced MRI techniques? Contact us today at Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants to schedule your appointment and benefit from our state-of-the-art technology and expert care. Don't wait. Take charge of your health and get the answers you need with our advanced MRI or other imaging services.Request an Appointment