MRI & X-ray Imaging Services
Many musculoskeletal injuries require a look inside your body. In orthopaedics, our two imaging techniques are X-ray and MRI. For your convenience, we offer both of these services in our main office. If you should need an imaging study, we don't have to set up another appointment at a different facility—we just walk down the hall.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe, completely painless way for your physician to look into your body. The pictures created during the exam look at the soft tissue and provide information that can improve your diagnosis.
Our practice recently installed the Toshiba Vantage Elan 1.5T MRI System, which provides the highest quality imaging available and increases patient comfort. This new MRI system is state-of-the-art, featuring Pianissimo Quiet Technology and an ultra-short open bore design. During the MRI scan, most patients can expect to go in feet first, keeping their head in the open - ideal for patients with claustrophobia. Couple this cutting-edge technology with the extra time and TLC our MRI staff gives our patients, and you have the perfect combination.
How long does an MRI take?
An MRI lasts 15 to 90 minutes depending on the number of images being taken and the size of the area being scanned.
Can MRI results be seen immediately?
It typically takes 24 hours for an MRI scan to be interpreted by your healthcare team. Your physician or healthcare professional will notify you of the results.
X-ray is a technique for creating an image of the inside of your body. X-ray images are especially good at showing dense structures, such as bone. These pictures help our physicians clarify and confirm their diagnoses. We offer X-ray services right in our office.
Can I get a same day x-ray?
Luckily we offer X-Ray services in our office, so if you should need an image study we do not need to set up an additional appointment.