Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a sophisticated diagnostic technology that creates detailed views of the body without the use of X-rays or radioactive agents. While it’s not the preferred diagnostic choice for every medical condition, it has proven to be extremely useful in orthopaedics. But not all MRI scans are created equal.
MRI technologists are the individuals who actually perform the scans and they need to be experts in using that technology. Our two MRI technologists bring a combined 35 years of medical imaging experience to their work and they have each exclusively done orthopaedic MRI imaging for the last eight years. They know what to look for and won’t complete a scan until they have produced a scan of the highest technical quality.
Our MRI equipment is state-of-the-art. MRI scans aren’t actual pictures that are taken, but rather images that are created by a computer using data that is created when magnetic fields are passed through the body. Software programs are at the heart of creating the images and our programs were developed (and are consistently upgraded) to optimize the quality of the images. Our MRI facility is accredited by the American College of Radiology, verifying that our facility adheres to the highest standards of imaging quality. If you check their website (www.acr.org) you will find that ours is the only MRI facility in Aurora accredited by ACR.
The radiologists who read our scans specialize only in advanced imaging of the musculoskeletal system. They don’t read chest X-rays one day, mammograms the next and ultrasounds after that. Our radiologists do nothing other than interpreting CT and MRI scans of the musculoskeletal system. They are truly national experts in orthopaedic MRI and you can learn more about them at www.orthoimaging.com.