MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a safe, painless way for your physician specializing in Orthopedics in Bellevue to look at the soft tissues inside your body. The pictures created during the exam provide detailed diagnostic information that can improve your Physician’s diagnosis. This exam uses radio waves and a magnetic field to create soft tissue images of the body part being scanned. An MRI can also provide much more detailed information than x-ray films without the radiation. These images are then sent to our Radiologist for review. After the Radiologist interprets these images, we receive a detailed report of your injury or condition for your physician to correlate with the clinical exam as well.
Our MRI unit is a state-of-the-art open extremity unit, which can virtually eliminate the claustrophobia associated with traditional MRIs. With our unit, the only part of your body placed in the magnet is the body part being scanned (ex:your knee). It is specifically designed for extremity imaging which includes knees, wrists and ankles. It is one of the most comfortable and least confining MRI systems available.