MRI Scan With Colorado Orthopaedic Group’s Lead MRI Technician
Welcome to a Medical Minute segment with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group’s lead MRI technologist, Adolfo Trevino. In this segment, we will discuss what to expect during an MRI scan.
What is an MRI Tesla?
An MRI Tesla is the strength rating for the magnet that is within the MRI Machine. At Colorado Springs Orthopedic Group, our magnet strength rates at a 1.5 Tesla, which is the industry standard for MRI scans.
What can you expect when receiving an MRI Scan?
At Colorado Springs Orthopedic Group, you can rest easy knowing that we will make you feel comfortable during your MRI experience. Each patient is provided with a button that allows you to communicate with your MRI Technician at any point during your MRI scan. Your technician will also check in with you frequently to make sure you are doing well, check if you need a quick break, or answer any questions you may have throughout the session.
Why is it important to tell your MRI technician if you have any metal implants?
For your own health and safety, it is crucial to disclose any metal implants you have to your technician prior to entering the machine as any MRI machine uses high-powered magnets to take the imaging. With this, certain metals can pose a safety concern if not disclosed and addressed prior to your MRI session.
What is a C-Arm?
A C-Arm is an x-ray machine that is used by certified health professionals to help increase accuracy when administering injection therapies to the appropriate patients.
Why chose Colorado Springs Orthopedic Group to perform your next MRI Scan?
Most patients can expect to receive their MRI results within 1-2 business days when seen at Colorado Springs Orthopedic Group. Our mission is to ensure every patient is provided with the highest quality imaging quickly and efficiently.
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