What Are MRI Scans Used For?

What Are MRI Scans Used For?

MRI scans can identify and diagnose injuries, small tears, diseases, and abnormalities in the spine, knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, and more. They can identify ruptured or herniated discs, spinal stenosis, nerve damage, cartilage damage, multiple sclerosis, primary bone tumors, aneurysm, bladder cancer, and more. MRI scans are interpreted by board-certified radiologists to diagnose medical conditions and rule out problems. 

How Are MRI Scans Performed?

MRI scans are performed in MRI machines that use large magnets, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed, cross-sectional images of the inside of the body. MRI machines are large, tubed-shaped, and open on both sides. The patient will lay on a motorized bed that moves into and out of the machine. Weight-bearing MRIs simulate a standing-up position and compress the lumbar spine to replicate the pressure the spine experiences every day. They reveal problems in the spine that aren’t visible during standard MRI scans. 

MRI Scan At Michigan Diagnostics

If you require an MRI scan in Southfield, MI, Detroit, MI, Oak Park, MI, or the surrounding areas, Michigan Diagnostics Center can help you. We accept cash patients and all insurances. Our facility is American College of Radiologists Accredited, and we provide physicians with a portal to access reports. We are open seven days a week, provide evening and weekend appointments, and have results ready within 24 hours of testing. To learn more about us, call us at 248-244-0757 or contact us online.

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