MRI scans allow doctors to have a detailed look inside of your body without the harmful radiation used in X-rays and CT scans. Instead, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnets, radio waves, and computers to get a clear picture of what’s going on inside of you.
Lake Barrington MRI scans have a wide range of applications in the medical field. For example, doctors can use your MRI images to determine how well you’re body is responding to prescribed medications and treatments. It can also be used to screen for cancer, diseases, or injuries. MRI scans can be used to look at the brain, spinal cord, heart, joints and tissues, ligaments, and more.
Spinal cord injuries, blood vessel damage, multiple sclerosis(MS), and signs of stroke can be detected with an MRI of the brain and the spinal cord. An MRI of the heart can find damage caused by a heart attack, detect heart disease, notice any problems or irregularities with heartbeat and heart structure, and more. An MRI of the bones can reveal joint damage, bone infections, and disc problems in the spine. Further, an MRI scan can check the health of your vital organs such as the liver, breasts, pancreas, kidneys, prostate, and others.
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If you need an MRI in Lake Barrington, contact Northwest Neuro. Our doctors are the best in the region and are highly trained and experienced. We'll schedule your appointment at a time that's convenient for you. Before an MRI scan, please let us know if you have any current or recent health issues. These include recent surgeries, infections, kidney failure, liver or lung disease, or if you are pregnant or might be pregnant. We also need to know if you have any allergies to food or medicine so we can serve you best.
When you visit us for an MRI scan, to get a more accurate reading from your MRI, we politely request that you have no metal objects on your person when entering the MRI room. These can affect the MRI readings and would likely result in a need to do the MRI over. Things like cell phones, body piercings, cameras, money, and the like, should be removed before your MRI. If you have an artificial heart valve, cochlear implants, tooth fillings, or any other metal, such as pins and screws in your body, do let us know.
Another advantage of MRI scans is that MRI scans can see more than just bones. X-rays only show bone. MRI scans show tissue, muscles, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. MRI scans produce much more detailed pictures of damaged areas than X-rays and CT scans. Depending on the nature of your MRI, you may need to be injected with a dye that will highlight the key areas we need to assess. These dyes are safe for your health and will pass naturally through the urine.
If you need an MRI scan in Lake Barrington, contact Northwest Neuro today.MRI Scan Lake Barrington
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