MRI & X-Ray

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
  • Non-invasive
  • 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.

 

To learn more about our advanced diagnostic tests, open MRI scan facility, or customized treatments, call (718) 769-2521 or send an email to info@metrohealthnyc.com. We accept most major medical insurance plans as well as Medicare, Medicaid, No-Fault, and Workers’ Compensation.

 

Medical Staff

Top Radiologist Dr. Eric Feldman

Dr. Eric J Feldmann

Radiologist

Dr. Sid Prakash Top Radiologist in Brooklyn

Dr. Sid Prakash

Radiologist

Alla Mavasheva best MRI tech

Alla Mavasheva

MRI Technologist

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an MRI scan?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The MRI scanning machine uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create accurate and detailed images of the body’s internal organs and structures utilizing a computer.

 

What can an MRI scan detect?

This advanced imaging technique can help detect injuries or abnormalities of the joints, such as back pain, abnormalities of the brain and spinal cord, tumors, cysts, and other abnormalities in various parts of the body, certain types of heart problems, diseases of the abdominal organs, causes of pelvic pain in women, and other gynecological issues.

How is the scan carried out?

Patients need little or no preparation. Unless otherwise instructed, you can eat normally and take your usual medications.

You will be asked to remove all metallic jewelry as metal interferes with the imaging. In the MRI room, the technologist will help you lie down on a cushioned table in a comfortable position. The table will slide into the magnet area. The technologist will give you instructions through an intercom from the adjoining room where the scanning process is monitored. You can also speak to the technologist.

The scanner may make loud noises when it operates. At some points, you may be asked to briefly hold your breath as the scan is taken. To enhance the appearance of the images, patients are sometimes injected with intravenous (IV) contrast liquid.

The average time taken for the scan ranges from 25 to 30 minutes. After the scan, you can go about your normal activities.