Reasons Doctors Order MRI Scans, Part 2

Reasons Doctors Order MRI Scans, Part 2

Maybe your general practitioner just referred you for an MRI scan, and it’s your first. Maybe you’re wondering if you should ask your doctor about an MRI scan in the first place. Or maybe you’ve heard about MRI scans, and how much more frequent they’ve become, and you want to understand more. No matter why […]

Reasons Doctors Order MRI Scans, Part 1

Reasons Doctors Order MRI Scans, Part 1

MRI scans give your health care team a detailed look into your body, which helps them figure out what’s causing your symptoms. But why do doctors order MRI scans as opposed to, say, X-rays? What are the top conditions that lead a physician to refer a patient to the radiology clinic for an MRI scan? […]

Elbow MRI Scans: Why Your Doctor Ordered One

Elbow MRI Scans: Why Your Doctor Ordered One

According to your doctor, you need an elbow MRI. Depending on your situation, it’s probably something of a relief; you’re finally taking the necessary steps to treat your condition, and if you’ve been living with elbow pain for any length of time, you know that it affects every part of your life. With a proper […]

Spine MRI Scans: What Every Patient Should Know

Spine MRI Scans: What Every Patient Should Know

When a physician recommends a spine MRI, patients often feel some apprehension about the process. What will the scan involve? Is it dangerous? Will it allow for safer treatment of back pain? First, it’s helpful to understand how MRIs work and what they’re able to show. Typically, your doctor won’t recommend an MRI of your […]

Lumbar MRI Scans: What Every Patient Should Know

Lumbar MRI Scans: What Every Patient Should Know

If your physician recommends a lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination, you’ll need to complete the process as quickly as possible in order to obtain a diagnosis and start treatment for your condition. However, you’ve probably got some questions about what an MRI entails—is it safe? Will it hurt? Is there any way to reduce […]

Quick MRI Scans and Image Quality: Time Matters

Quick MRI Scans and Image Quality: Time Matters

Given the choice, most patients would prefer a quick MRI scan with high-quality results. Who has the time to spend all day in a scanner bore? Of course, a full-body scan will take longer than an MRI of the wrist, but generally, shorter is better in terms of patient comfort. In fact, patients who spend […]