If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States - only headache is more common. Fortunately, most occurrences of low back pain go away within a few days. Others take much longer to resolve or lead to more serious conditions.read more
Getting an MRI should NOT be stressful, that's why we built state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging centers with a sharp focus on one thing - an improved experience for our patients.read more
The upright extension image demonstrates marked stenosis of the central spinal canal and compression of the underlying spinal cord resulting from further posterior disc protrusions extending into the anterior spinal canal and focal ligamentous infolding posteriorly. This compression of the underlying spinal cord is not evident on the recumbent scan.read more
Imaging pediatric patients is especially challenging because it is often impossible to keep children comfortable and motionless in a traditional closed scanner. That is why many children have to be sedated before being placed into a traditional scanner.read more
Patients often have symptoms in upright or weight-bearing positions which disappear when lying down. This is because gravity exerts pressure on the body known as gravitic downforce. Under this pressure, joints can become compromised, vertebrae collapse, discs bulge, and nerves become impinged.read more
KINETIC MRI® (kMRI®). A bold new direction that's light-years ahead of its time, and delivers TruePositives + TrueNegatives.
Kinetic Imaging™ is a proprietary term which represents the synergistic combination of several revolutionary advances in radiology. The licensing body which governs the use of the term has set forth the criteria required for diagnostic studies to be defined as Kinetic Imaging™.read more
The difference is crystal clear.read more
A note of caution: patients with pacemakers cannot have MRI scans. In fact, anyone with a pacemaker should not be anywhere near or inside the scanner room - it can be fatal.
Because MRI machines use a powerful magnetic field to scan patients, they can be harmful to anyone who has metal inside them.read more
You know it at once. It may be the fiery sensation of a burn moments after your finger touches the stove. Or it's a dull ache above your brow after a day of stress and tension. Or you may recognize it as a sharp pierce in your back after you lift something heavy.read more