MRI New York

For patients who have suffered any head, neck, spine, joint or muscle injuries, the severity of the injury can be detected via MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).

The experienced staff at East River Medical Imaging uses the latest equipment in MRI in NY. An MRI in NYC, like the new GE EXCITE 1.5T reduces scan time, improves image quality and allows breakthrough imaging techniques to help detect and treat joint and muscle injuries. The reduced scan time decreases motion artifact, reduces the length of a breath-held exam and increases patient comfort because of its high speed. For added convenience, East River offers same-day appointments for both the newer, “open” MRI (open air MRI) system and the traditional MRI.

The staff of physicians include: Dr. Richard Katz, co-founder of East River Medical Imaging NY, and his team of educated and experienced diagnostic professionals. At East River, you are sure to be among a group of the finest individuals with the most comprehensive diagnostic imaging equipment NY has available.

MRI’s in New York’s medical imaging centre work by using a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to gather the information needed to make a proper analysis of a patient’s injury and/or disease. For this procedure, the patient is placed within the magnetic resonance imaging scanner - often, a ringed magnet overtop a table. The magnetic field aligns atomic particles called protons that are present in most of the body's tissues. Radio waves then cause these particles to produce signals that are picked up by a receiver within the scanner. The signals are specially characterized using the changing magnetic field, and computer-processed to create very sharp images of tissues as "slices" that can be viewed by radiologists in NYC in any plane or from any direction.

An MRI exam causes no pain, and the magnetic fields produce no known tissue damage of any kind and you will be able to communicate with the NY radiologists. However, great care is taken to ensure that your Magnetic Resonance Imaging runs without any complications. For some MRI in New York, studies a contrast material called may be injected into a vein to help interpret the exam. Unlike contrast agents used in x-ray studies, the contrast agent for an MRI does not contain iodine and therefore rarely causes an allergic reaction or other problems.

The powerful magnetic field of the Magnetic Resonance Imagery at Manhattan’s clinic will attract iron-containing objects and may cause them to move. No metal objects or additional medical equipment is allowed into the MRI system area. It is vital that you remove any metallic belongings in advance of an MRI exam, including jewelry and items of clothing that have metal fasteners.

Because the MRI system will pull on any iron-containing object in the body, such as certain medication pumps or aneurysm clips, every Magnetic Resonance Imaging facility has a protocol that will ensure that the MRI NY technologist and radiologist knows about the presence of metallic implants and materials so that special precautions can be taken. In some unusual cases the exam may have to be canceled. An example is MRI of the head when an aneurysm clip is present, because there is a risk of the clip moving or being dislodged. The magnetic field may damage an external hearing aid or cause a heart pacemaker or electrical stimulator to malfunction. If there is any metallic fragments in your body, there is a potential risk that it could change position, possibly causing injury.

For almost all MRI scans in NYC you will receive only a gown to wear. Before entering the examining room, you will be asked questions regarding the presence of implants and will be instructed to remove all metal objects from pockets and hair. Additionally, you will need to fill out a screening form to ensure that you may safely enter the magnetic resonance imaging system room. The proper precautions are vital in the safety and accuracy of the MRI.
Additionally, there is no known risk of using MRI in pregnant patients. However, MRI is reserved for use in pregnant patients only to address very important problems or suspected abnormalities. In any case, magnetic resonance imaging is very likely safer for the fetus than imaging with x-rays. You should be sure to inform your NYC radiologist if you are breast-feeding at the time of a scheduled MRI study and are to receive an MRI contrast agent.
Again, MRI is one of the most effective ways to treat and detect head, neck, spinal and joint injuries. By using magnets, a proper image and subsequent diagnosis of your condition(s) can become readily available for evaluation. Magnetic Resonance Imaging is also one of the most common examinations at hospitals, and is also one of the most trusted.

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