Our diagnostic testing services, like MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and X-Ray, offer many benefits for guiding diagnostic and therapeutic procedures at Metro Healthcare Partners. Our facility is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). In addition, our open MRI diagnostic platform is efficient and comfortable.
Advantages of MRI Scan
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) provides many advantages in terms of diagnosis. The MRI scanner makes use of magnets that are powerful enough to generate a really strong magnetic field and radiofrequency energy. With this, the scanner uses computers for producing images of the body’s soft tissues. An MRI scanner provides a much clearer view of the brain, spinal cord and nerves, as well as muscles, ligaments, and tendons. At Metro Healthcare Partners, our medical specialists use MRI diagnostics in the management of knee and shoulder injuries, sports injuries, and many disorders and conditions.
Open MRI – Convenient and Comfortable Scanning Experience
Further development on the MRI scan is the open MRI which provides a much more comfortable and convenient scanning experience for patients. As the name suggests, open MRI is open from all sides, so the patient does not enter a tunnel. It thereby gets rid of the claustrophobic feeling. The patient can also be positioned in a manner that enables the image quality to come through well. In just about 30 minutes or less, the scanning can be completed.
The AIRIS II MRI Scanner
The AIRIS II MRI system makes use of powerful magnets, radio waves, and computers to generate high resolution images. It utilizes advanced permanent magnet design and unique coil technology to produce detailed cervical images with optimal visual precision.
The open scanner’s powerful magnetic field and radio waves generate multiple sets of high-resolution images in varying depths. The images can be obtained from different angles to give a complete view of the area. This would allow the physician to commence the proper course of treatment after thorough evaluation of the test results of the soft tissue structures and the surrounding region.
AIRIS II MRI System has a number of unique beneficial features:
- Excellent anatomical coverage in superior and inferior directions
- Open Design, allowing patient access from all sides
- Ideal for claustrophobic, anxious, and obese patients
- High-resolution pictures
- No risk of radiation
- No pain or discomfort
- No side effects or adverse reactions
- Suitable for adults and children alike
- Comfortable scan in a spacious setting
The NCV & EMG Tests
Another advanced diagnostic procedure is the NCV EMG test. The NCV EMG test is usually prescribed when you feel weakness, numbness, or soreness in the muscles. Learn more about the procedure.