MRI Specialist

Congress Orthopaedic Associates -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Congress Orthopaedic Associates

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Pasadena, CA & Arcadia, CA

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an effective diagnostic tool that helps identify the root cause of pain and immobility. To ensure you get your results fast, the providers at Congress Orthopaedic Associates offer an MRI center on-site at the offices in Arcadia and Pasadena, California. They use state-of-the-art MRI technology to provide you with high-quality diagnostic results so you can get the treatment you deserve without delays. Call the Congress Orthopaedic Associates office nearest you today or book a consultation online to learn more about the benefits of an MRI.

MRI Q & A

What is an MRI?

An MRI is a noninvasive, diagnostic imaging test that uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to create 3D images of the tissues and organs in your body.

The providers at Congress Orthopaedic Associates use the results of an MRI to confirm your diagnosis and to create a plan to treat your injury or disease. They offer an on-site MRI center at both their Arcadia and Pasadena offices so you can get your diagnostic results fast.

Why would I need an MRI?

You might need an MRI as part of your diagnostic evaluation for unexplained pain or mobility issues to identify issues like:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone infections
  • Soft tissue tears
  • Spinal abnormalities

The providers at Congress Orthopaedic Associates use state-of-the-art MRI technology to provide you with the most accurate diagnostic results. With the detailed information the MRI provides, the orthopedic specialists can customize a treatment plan to your individual needs.

What happens during an MRI?

During an MRI, you won’t see or feel anything. The technology is safe and doesn't use radiation to create pictures of your inner structures.

The MRI machine is long, tube-shaped, and open on both ends. You will lie comfortably on a table that slides into the machine. It’s important that you remain as still as possible to get clear, accurate test results.

A technician will monitor you from another room and can speak with you through the test. When the MRI machine is on, a strong magnetic field develops around you and the machine directs radio waves at your body. This doesn’t cause any discomfort or pain, but you may hear some noises as the machine is in operation.

Immediately after your MRI, you can go back to your usual activities without any limitations. If you receive a sedative to help you relax during your test, you can expect to spend some time recovering from the medication before you go home. The providers will evaluate the results of your test to determine if you need additional testing or treatment for your condition.

To learn more about the diagnostic benefits of an MRI, call the Congress Orthopaedic Associates office nearest you or book a consultation online today.