In order to provide the most personal and comprehensive medical care possible, Knox Orthopaedics utilizes a variety of diagnostic tools. For your convenience, both MRI and X-ray services are available at Knox Orthopaedics.
Siemens MAGNETOM Espree MRI Now at Knox Orthopaedics
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is performed onsite at Knox Orthopaedics. This non-hospital setting offers many advantages, including cost effectiveness and convenience. To ensure the best quality MRI testing and diagnostic information, our MRI was upgraded to a Siemens Magnetom Espree 1.5 Tesla MRI in October of 2019.
Advanced imaging with 18 channel TIM Technology results in acquiring higher resolution images and shorter scan times for the patient. Additional features provide a larger number of available scans, such as wrists, hands and feet, that can be performed using lighter weight coils, in the clinic setting, that previously had to be performed elsewhere.
Lighted with softer tones and equipped with the largest inner bore available at 70cm makes CT-like comfort possible in an MRI scanner. The scanner is remarkably shorter at 125cm and enables a large percentage of head-out or feet-first exams. There is 30cm of space above the patient's face, about twice that of a traditional, vertical-field open magnet. These features result in patients having a less anxious, less claustrophobic and more comfortable MRI experience.
MRI testing augments other diagnostic procedures such as X-ray, bone scans, CAT scans, muscle activity and nerve conduction tests. The MRI is often used to evaluate ankle, foot, shoulder, knee, hip, and wrist injuries as well as providing measurements for building your customized total knee replacement. The MRI can be extremely helpful in locating minute injuries. Images made using the MRI are quickly transmitted and reviewed by Board Certified Radiologists who then send the report to Knox Orthopaedics for use in your care. You will be billed by the radiologist for that service.
What should you expect on your MRI exam day?
Knox Orthopaedics helpful staff is committed to making your visit with us comfortable and enjoyable.