Imaging/MRI

Imaging/MRI from Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic

By: Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic  04/03/2014
Keywords: Mri, Medical Imaging, imaging services

Mankato Regional Imaging at OFC Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a specialized process... that provides detailed pictures of the inside of your body without the use of x-ray radiation or invasive techniques. It does this by measuring the energy frequencies released by the body's cells as they react to radio waves within a magnetic field. Your body responds with its own radio signals that are processed by a computer and converted into images. The exam is painless, and there are no known harmful effects (such as radiation exposure) from MRI. At Mankato Regional Imaging, we use a Hitachi Altaire MRI. The Altaire System has an open gantry design making it able to easily accommodate all of our patients. Large patients, patients suffering from the anxiety of claustrophobia, as well as pediatric patients who need to be accompanied by a parent can be comfortably imaged by the Hitachi Altaire System. Adding to the comfort of this system is the absence of loud noises common with many other MRI units. You are welcome to bring along your favorite CD to enjoy during your test or you may select from numerous recordings available at Mankato Regional Imaging. Our goal is to make your visit as easy and comfortable as possible and to provide your physician with a speedy and accurate interpretation of the results of your scan. MRI: What is MRI? Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a method of obtaining detailed pictures of internal body structures without the use of radiation or radioactive substances of any kind. This is accomplished by placing the patient in a magnetic field while harmless radio waves are turned on and off. This causes the body to emit its own weak radio signals which vary according to tissue characteristics. These signals are then picked up by a sensitive antenna and fed to a computer which produces detailed images of the body for interpretation by trained radiologists.

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