Do I Need a Weight-Bearing MRI?

weight-bearing MRI

If you are suffering from knee or back issues and need to be examined to make a diagnosis, weight-bearing MRIs can recreate bodily positions and apply compression to the knees or spine so accurate images can be taken. They can reveal more findings than traditional MRIs. Weight-bearing MRIs allow spine imaging in different bending positions, extensions, rotations, and flexion to emulate situations that could reveal critical issues.

How is a Weight-Bearing MRI Performed?

Weight-bearing MRIs can provide detailed spine imaging to help determine an accurate diagnosis and make it easier for doctors to plan surgery or other treatments. They can detect herniation and bulges around the spinal canal that are not visible during a standard MRI. Weight-bearing MRIs place the patient in a simulated standing position using a compression device to reveal spinal conditions and allow the physician more insight into the patient’s condition that may only be visible while standing.

Weight-Bearing MRI at Michigan Diagnostics

If you need a weight-bearing MRI in Troy, MI, Royal Oak, MI, Warren, MI, or the surrounding areas, Michigan Diagnostics Center can help you. Your images will be interpreted by board-certified, subspecialty-trained radiologists who are active in their field. We are open seven days a week and provide evening and weekend appointments. We accept cash patients and all insurance. To learn more about us, call us at 248-244-0757 or contact us online.

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