How Does a Weight-Bearing MRI Work

How Does a Weight-Bearing MRI Work

A weight-bearing MRI simulates a standing-up position to compress the lumbar spine and reveal critical issues during imaging that aren’t visible during typical MRI tests. Weight-bearing MRIs use medical imaging technology, magnetic fields, and radio waves to generate images of the inside of the body while the lumbar spine is under stress. Weight-bearing MRI allows for more movement and room for adjustments to see how rotation, extension, or side-bending can affect your symptoms.

Are Weight-Bearing MRIs Effective?

Weight beating MRIs can detect disk herniations, bulges around the spinal cord, fractures, tears, nerve compression, and other spine injuries. They are capable of showing what the spine looks like in a standing position which can reveal problems that aren’t visible when the spine is in a relaxed state. They are effective at providing accurate diagnoses that can lead to more insight into your condition and effective treatment.

Weight-Bearing MRI With Michigan Diagnostics

If you are looking for a weight-bearing MRI in Clinton Township, MI, Troy, MI, Royal Oak, MI, or the surrounding areas, Michigan Diagnostics can help you. Our Radiographers Dr. Robert Ward and Dr. Byung (“Jason”) Yoon are board-certified, subspecialty-trained radiologists. Our focus is on patient comfort and convenience. We are open 7 days a week and will provide our patients with the results of their weight-bearing MRI within 24 hours. If you are interested in learning more about our services, call us at 248-244-0757 or contact us online.

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