MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI scans are most often used in diagnostic testing to determine the presence or severity of an injury, disease, or other problems. MRIs use magnets and radio waves to capture images of the soft tissue inside your body, which they then send to a computer.
Doctors can look over those images to diagnose a number of things and to understand what is happening with your muscles, tendons, ligament, cartilage, and spinal discs, as well as your blood vessels, heart, brain, spinal cord, and more. Unlike X-Rays and CT scans, MRIs do not use radiation. They can be done anywhere on your body, and they can be done in both open and closed environments to make all patients as comfortable as possible during the scans.
MRI Scans are an incredible tool that doctors at AICA Orthopedics are proud and thankful to have. They can help diagnose a number of diseases and injuries, and they can help us see how well you’re doing with a particular treatment. We can monitor your healing and check the status of an injury or disease within your soft tissue. MRIs can help detect so many things:
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Often times, it’s recommended to get an MRI after a car accident. Many times injuries go undetected for a while. Maybe you didn’t have any pain initially, or maybe you thought your pain was taken care of after the first few weeks.
Maybe you had a major injury that required a long recovery, and you assumed that was the only injury you sustained. It’s not uncommon for things like whiplash and acute inflammation to go unnoticed. It’s not until they start causing other problems down the road that people wonder what’s wrong with them. An MRI can detect these things, as well as general swelling and minor soft tissue damage, which can help improve your treatment, healing, and recovery process.
Whether you’ve just sustained a personal injury or an automobile accident or it has been years since you’ve had one, our technologists and radiologists can perform an MRI at our Atlanta MRI imaging center to ensure you don’t have hidden injuries.
MRIs are important imaging tools for each and every specialist at AICA Orthopedics. Each specialty has a different use and purpose for MRI technology that can assist specialists in forming an accurate diagnosis and moving forward with a correct treatment plan for the very best in care for each and every patient. MRI imaging technology is important not only for orthopedic specialists, but also for neurologists, interventional spine specialists, and chiropractors at AICA Orthopedics.
An MRI gives orthopedic specialists a close up look of the soft tissue inside the body. It can help them diagnose knee, ankle, or hand injuries such as sprains, tears, or pulls, joint pain such as arthritis because of lack of cartilage, soft tissue, between the joints or muscle or ligament damage to other parts of the body.LEARN MORE
When a chiropractor at AICA Orthopedics can’t see what they need to see with an X-Ray, they may order an MRI. An MRI can pinpoint soft tissue problems of the spine or joints to look for possible problem areas such as dislocations. With an MRI, a clearer picture is given so nothing is missed and your pain can be addressed.LEARN MORE
MRI scans can also be an invaluable tool for examining the neck, back, and spine. Interventional spinal specialists can use MRI imaging to look for abnormalities of the spine, degenerative diseases, dislocated, herniated, or bulging discs, or spinal degeneration in specific vertebrae of the spine. Back pain is one of the main complaints of pain in the nation. With the appropriate tools, such as MRI imaging, interventional spinal specialists can alleviate pain and treat injuries with carefulness and precision.LEARN MORE
Neurologists utilize MRI imaging technology to take a close up look of the brain. An MRI can be a useful tool for diagnosing tumors, aneurysms, hemorrhaging or bleeding of the brain, subdural hematomas, fluid in or around the brain, or bruising of the brain. If you or someone you love has suffered a head injury from a sports injury, slip and fall accident, or automobile accident, a neurologist can help. With the state of the art MRI imaging equipment at AICA Orthopedics, neurologists can perform quick assessments and get the necessary treatment started as soon as possible for the best possible outcome.LEARN MORE
When you choose AICA orthopedic specialists for your comprehensive treatment and care, you can trust you have made an excellent choice. Our specialists, spinal specialists, chiropractors, neurologists, and orthopedic specialists alike, work with you to diagnose and treat your pain so you can get back to living the life you love. With MRI imaging, specialists take a close look at your body to pinpoint the exact areas of injury or pain to help you get back on your feet once again.
Our excellent staff is made up of a number of incredible doctors, including orthopedic surgeons, spine specialists, radiologists, and more. They all are highly educated, highly qualified, and quite experienced when it comes to spinal and overall health, and they love to provide patients with comprehensive care in and around Atlanta. If you need a second opinion on a previous MRI, we can perform an MRI review and make recommendations for other specialists that may be able to help you. We care about our community and look forward to helping you soon.