Boca Raton MRI Clinic
Comprehensive MRI Services for Injured Patients
If a new injury or a long-term pain is causing discomfort in your day-to-day life, and no treatments seem to be working, then it is time to explore new options. At iRISE Spine and Joint, our Boca Raton MRI clinic can use this advanced imaging technique to uncover the source and extent of your condition. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan can create a detailed and three-dimensional image of your body’s inner workings, so your medical treatment team can then decide on better approaches to your care. If you are curious about getting an MRI – or if you are a doctor who is looking for a reliable MRI clinic for a patient’s needs – please contact us today.
Our MRI team speaks English, Spanish, and Creole. Dial (561) 677-9490.
What is an MRI?
An MRI places the patient inside a large, tube-shaped machine that is lined with magnets. While the patient rests comfortably in the machine, the electromagnetic field (EMF) is precisely adjusted, which triggers realignment reactions in your body’s hydrogen atoms. The machine picks up these reactions to produce a 3-D image of your body’s organs, muscles, skeleton, nerves, etc., all without relying on radiation.
How Do MRIs Help?
MRIs are favored in medical circles for the clarity and detail that are created in this relatively quick process. The images produced in an MRI are 3-D, which allows the medical team to manipulate them in an image-rendering computer program as if they were being held in real-life. With precise control and a high level of detail, a medical professional will have an easier time spotting an injury or the start of a potential health problem.
MRIs are often used to help diagnose various medical conditions, such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Herniated discs
- Torn ligaments or cartilage
- Certain heart conditions
- Bone infections or tumors
- Organ defects
Common Injuries & Conditions Scanned by MRIs
At iRISE Spine and Joint, we often help victims of auto accidents, which are one of the leading causes of preventable injuries in Florida. The MRI machine at our Boca Raton facility is incredibly helpful when our specialists need to uncover a patient’s unseen injuries after a crash. If you are feeling sore, have limited mobility, or are just worried that there could be something wrong that your doctor has not yet diagnosed after you were in a car accident, then we ask you to call (561) 677-9490 now and see if an MRI from our clinic can help.
MRIs are often used to detect subtle yet serious injuries like:
- Back injuries: A crash can cause a herniated disc and other back/spine damage, especially if the victim was not properly seated in the vehicle at the time of impact.
- Neck injuries: Rear-end collisions often cause whiplash injuries, which can start as a dull pain but worsen over time until the patient can barely move without sharp pain.
- Head injuries: Car accidents can cause head injuries that might not be immediately noticeable.
Come to iRISE Spine and Joint in Boca Raton
Our approach to MRI scans and further treatment at iRISE Spine and Joint of Boca Raton is completely focused on patient comfort and care. We recommend treatment options like MRIs only after getting a full understanding of your condition, injuries, and overall health. This dedication to accurate and effective care is one of the many reasons that so many patients and physicians across Florida refer people to our MRI facility time and again.
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What are the benefits of MRIs?
A properly conducted MRI scan has many benefits. It is noninvasive, hypoallergenic, and creates a highly detailed 3-D image of the patient’s organs, muscles, bones, nerves, etc. Many major healthcare insurance policies also make an MRI treatment affordable.
What are the risks of MRIs?
Although an MRI is considered hypoallergenic – meaning it does not cause an allergic reaction – no treatment or imaging scan is ever 100% guaranteed to not cause an allergic reaction in a patient. There is an incredibly small chance that a patient can experience an unexpected reaction, but most are mild if they do occur. Also, MRI scans are not safe with metallic objects, which can be a deal breaker for people with certain medical devices like metal hips and pacemakers.
How much radiation is there in an MRI?
None. MRIs do not use x-rays or any other type of potentially harmful radiation. It relies on momentary EMF manipulation.
How should I prepare for an MRI?
When you schedule an MRI with iRISE Spine and Joint, we will take the time to inform you about what needs to be done to prepare for the scan. However, you can always reach out to us at any time if you have more questions about possible complications. For example, you can’t wear certain articles of clothing that can become heated and cause burns. Also, certain medical devices like pacemakers cannot be scanned at all.
Why does an MRI make weird noises?
MRIs hum loudly and make thumps as the coils expand due to EMF changes. While inside the machine, though, some people say that the hum sounds like white noise, which they can peacefully tune out.
Can claustrophobics get MRIs?
Yes, claustrophobics can get MRIs, but we encourage you to consult with our specialists first. We do all that we can to make an MRI scan quick and stress-free, so the risk of a claustrophobia trigger is minimized. There might also be alternative diagnostic imaging methods to use instead if you have severe claustrophobia.
How long does an MRI take?
On average, an MRI scan can take 15 to 90 minutes, depending on how many body parts need to be scanned and the detail that is required. When in the MRI machine and listening to the white noise of the humming, time can pass quicker than you might expect, though.
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