An MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging is, by today’s standards, the number one diagnostic tool to determine and diagnose soft tissue injuries. As one of the most advanced medical imaging technologies available, an MRI has the ability to scan any body part that may have been injured and give a full three-dimensional view of all soft tissue structures, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and spinal discs.
Too often, injuries are missed when patients only receive X-rays, as they look at a two-dimensional view of the bones only. An MRI looks at the entire area, giving your doctor a view of the surrounding tissue that may have been recently injured so no problem is missed.
In addition to getting a complete picture of all surrounding structures that might have been injured as well as the bones, we can pinpoint any type of acute inflammation, swelling or edema around an injured area. In other words, we can tell you exactly what injuries recently occurred to help you begin to heal.
The combination of X-rays first to rule out any type of fractures or dislocations followed by an appropriate MRI scan will ensure no injuries are missed.
At AICA Orthopedics, our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors have both open and closed MRIs to fit all of our patients’ needs, especially those with concerns of claustrophobia or anxiety. Our certified technologists and board-certified radiologists are dedicated to making the process as quick as possible and our clinic staff is available to speak with you live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Already had an MRI but need a second opinion? AICA Orthopedics has a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist who can review any existing MRIs to offer a qualified second opinion and provide additional care recommendations. To make an appointment or for more information, please contact us at (404) 855-2141.