Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic Offers Open MRI Technology to Patients in Reno, NV
After being told that you need to undergo an MRI, you might be wondering about the benefits offered by this scan. MRIs use radio waves and a magnetic field to create detailed images of the body, including bones, organs, and other soft tissue. They’re often used to diagnose conditions such as the following:
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Pinched nerves
- Spinal stenosis
MRIs are oftentimes preferable to X-rays because they are capable of producing clearer images of soft tissue. Plus, unlike with X-rays, patients don’t need to be exposed to ionizing radiation with an MRI.
What if I’m Claustrophobic?
If you’re claustrophobic, the idea of a traditional MRI might be somewhat frightening. While the procedure is perfectly safe, the tube-like apparatus could understandably be uncomfortable for someone who doesn’t like small spaces. This is also likely the case for pediatric patients who are afraid of having to undergo an MRI without being able to hold a parent’s hand. And, traditional MRIs can be unpleasant for larger individuals who have difficulty fitting into the machine. Fortunately, Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic offers open MRI technology that solves all of these problems. Our open MRI machine allows patients to undergo an MRI scan while seated or lying down on a wide, rotating table.
If you’ve been told that you need to undergo an MRI, but you’re worried about the procedure, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. One of our friendly team members will be happy to tell you more about the benefits offered by open MRI scans, answer any questions you might have about the technology, and help you schedule an appointment at our Reno, NV, office.