Extremity MRI

What makes the Extremity MRI different?

You’ll be having an extremity MRI scan to help determine more about the nature and extent of an extremity injury or problem. Your healthcare provider has decided to have your exam done on the GE Healthcare Optima MR430s MRI which not only produces high quality images, it enables patients to be more relaxed and comfortable.

The GE Optima MR430s is a revolution in extremity imaging. The 1.5 Tesla, high-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examination can be done sitting down in the comfort of a reclining lounge chair. Only the body part being scanned goes into the small magnets. This dedicated MR system is capable of imaging the knee, foot, ankle, elbow, hand and wrist.

How should you prepare?

Magnet Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a imaging procedure that uses a powerful magnetic field and radio frequencies to create detailed images of your body. Not everyone can have an MRI scan. Having any of the following or similar conditions may prevent you from having this type of scan:

  • Pregnancy
  • Surgical Staples or Aneurism Clips
  • Metal Plates
  • Metal Fragments from Work or Military
  • Bone or Joint Replacements
  • Cardiac Pacemaker
  • Implanted Defibrillator

Consult with your doctor if any of these apply to you. Also, Let us know if you have any tattoos, permanent eyeliner, multiple metal tooth fillings or orthodontic braces. Remove items in your pockets that may be affected. The magnetic field will erase the magnetic strip information on credit cards.