Korunda Pain Management Center patients can now enjoy the convenience and comfort of advanced diagnostic imaging at our state-of-the-art MRI Center. In addition to featuring the latest in technology and equipment, our dedicated team of experienced radiologists are experts in reading and interpreting MRI images. Best of all, we offer open MRI scanning, for the most comfortable patient experience ever.
Benefits of an Open MRI
An open MRI is a type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner using magnets to create images of the inside of the body. Unlike traditional MRI scanners, which are enclosed in a large cylinder, an open MRI features more space around a patient’s body, so patients are able to remain more relaxed and comfortable during the scanning process. Open MRIs are often used for patients who are claustrophobic or have difficulty lying still for long periods of time. These machines are also more accommodating for all body shapes and sizes. For patients with larger body types, an open MRI may be more comfortable than a traditional closed MRI machine.
Why Your Pain Management Specialist May Order an MRI
Your pain management specialist may recommend you have an MRI for a number of reasons. First and foremost, MRIs provide detailed images of the structures inside your body, which can help to diagnose the underlying cause of your pain.
Some common conditions that can be diagnosed by MRI include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
MRI can also be used to diagnose problems in other parts of the body, such as the brain, muscles, and joints.
What to Expect at Our MRI Center
If you are scheduled for an MRI at our center, there are a few things you can expect. First, our team of highly trained professionals will work to ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. We understand that many people may feel anxious about having an MRI, so we do everything we can to make the experience as smooth and stress-free as possible. Second, you can expect high-quality images and results from your MRI. Our state-of-the-art equipment produces some of the clearest and most detailed images available, which helps our radiologists provide accurate diagnoses. Finally, we pride ourselves on providing a great patient experience overall. From the moment you walk in the door until the moment you leave, our goal is to make sure you are comfortable and well-informed. We understand that undergoing any medical procedure can be overwhelming, so we do everything we can to help put your mind at ease.
What to Know Before You Arrive
Some people may be worried about having an MRI because of the strong magnetic field. However, MRIs are safe for most people. The magnet won't affect anything in your body, and the radio waves don't emit any harmful radiation.
Before your MRI, you'll need to remove any metal objects from your body. This includes jewelry, glasses, hair clips, etc. You may also be asked to change into a hospital gown. During the MRI, you'll lie on a table that slides into the machine. You may be asked to hold still for long periods of time. You may also be given headphones to wear so that you can listen to music or other audio during the procedure. After your MRI, the images will be sent to a computer, where they can be viewed by your doctor. The whole process usually takes 30-60 minutes.
If you're scheduled for an MRI, make sure to ask your doctor any questions you have beforehand. That way, you can feel prepared and comfortable going into your procedure.
Open MRI in Naples, FL
Our state-of-the-art MRI Center features the latest in technology and equipment – including open MRI. Our center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am – 5 pm. If you have any questions about your upcoming MRI, call Korunda Pain Management Center in Naples, Florida, at (239) 591-2803.