What Information Will an MRI Scan Provide?

What Information Will an MRI Scan Provide?

An MRI scan take high-quality images of the inside of the body. Doctors evaluate the results of the scans and can identify any abnormalities. MRI scans provide clear images used to diagnose sports-related injuries in the spine, knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, etc, identify injuries such as herniated discs, nerve damage, spinal stenosis, and identify abnormalities such as tumors, aneurysms, and multiple types of cancer. Doctors can evaluate their patient’s MRI scans and diagnose and treat the problem accordingly. 

What’s the Difference Between an MRI Scan and CT Scan?

MRI scans produce more detailed images than CT scans. MRI scans utilize magnetic fields and radio waves and CT scans use X-rays. X-rays are commonly recommended to patients who aren’t suited to take an MRI exam. This can be caused by metal implants in their body, pacemaker devices, or other circumstances that could cause a reaction when taking an MRI scan. CT scans are usually cheaper and can be useful for a first look when assessing a non-serious injury. MRI scans are more in-depth, and therefore, more effective at identifying abnormal conditions. 

MRI Scan With Michigan Diagnostics

If you need an MRI scan in Sterling Heights, MI, Southfield, MI, Detroit, MI, or the surrounding areas, Michigan Diagnostics is here for you. Our Radiographers Dr. Robert Ward and Dr. Byung (“Jason”) Yoon are board certified, subspecialty-trained radiologists, who are active in their field. We offer fast and flexible scheduling, provide patients with the results of their MRIs within 24 hours, and are open 7 days a week. We are patient focused and accept most insurance plans, provide safe transportation to our patients if needed, and have multilingual staff. If you are interested in learning more about our services call us at 248-244-0757 or contact us online.

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