KSF Orthopaedic Center MRI Services
KSF Orthopaedic Center offers on-site MRI examinations for the convenience of its patients. MRI, short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, has become an essential diagnostic tool for orthopedists since it allows doctors to see in great detail both soft tissue, such as tendons and muscles, and hard tissue structures like bones. Unlike an X-ray, the MRI in no way utilizes radiation. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Our MRI center serves Houston, Spring, Cypress, The Woodlands, Texas, and the surrounding area. If you are looking for a location to get your next x-ray, then look no further.
Why We Use MRI Services
With an MRI, it is possible to view internal structures in thin cross-sections or “slices,” or in three dimensions, permitting a doctor to examine an injury or disease condition from many angles. The information gathered from MRI examinations allows doctors to develop very accurate and useful treatment plans because it takes much of the “guesswork” out of the diagnostic process.
How MRIs Work
MRI works by utilizing a strong Magnetic field and specific radio frequency to create a digital image showing superb soft-tissue resolution. Patients may have a contrast material injected into their arm towards the end of their exam to allow pre and post sequences to be run. As the magnet scans the target area, it sends information to a computer monitored by a specially trained technologist. At the end of the procedure, requiring an hour or more, the data is compiled by computer, and images are printed out for your doctor to view.
MRI is a safe, painless, and non-invasive way for doctors to gather very accurate information about injuries and degenerative conditions deep within the body. In the past, the only one hundred percent certain way to make such diagnoses was through exploratory surgery. Now, thanks to the wonders of MRI, doctors can make exact diagnoses with minimal discomfort for the patient. A doctor’s prescription is required for an MRI scan. Your physician is the best judge of whether or not you may benefit from an MRI examination.