The Convenience of a Full Body MRI in an Orthopedic Practice

“We’ve Got You Covered” is a OrthoUnited promise, and they certainly do deliver. When it comes to medical issues, convenience is key. Thankfully, their facility offers state-of-the-art imaging technology, including full-body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on site.

Whole Body MRIs (WB-MRI) are a cutting-edge imaging technique, which creates a high-resolution display of organ systems within the body. Unlike Computerized Tomography (CT) Scans which provide cross-sectional images, or “slices” of body regions, the WB-MRI channels an intense magnetic field to produce images that are much clearer; this offers superior soft tissue contrast and an unobstructed view of fat, muscles, water, and other soft tissues. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that this technology is beneficial in diagnosing countless maladies.

However, not all MRI machines are created equal. OrthoUnited is equipped with a 1.5T MAGNETOM Aera MRI that offers state-of-the art imaging technology. This Siemens manufactured device offers a host of benefits over traditional MRIs.

Just as an office can’t function properly without a project manager, MRIs work much more efficiently with the use of DOT integrated software. A framework for patient personalization, DOT increases productivity by up to 50%, and offers greater ease of use for physicians. It features exam automation that accelerates the MRI process, making it more convenient for both doctor and patient.

Breaking ground in the field of imaging, OrthoUnited’s MRI device harnesses the power of Tim 4G, a technology that provides the highest resolution imaging available and delivers it straight to your doctor’s desk. Who doesn’t love instant gratification? Rather than waiting to retrieve image results, your doctor will be able to efficiently select the required course of treatment.

Productivity isn’t the only reason MAGNETOM is an excellent addition to OrthoUnited’s office. According to Medical News Today, up to 5% of the U.S. population may suffer from claustrophobia. While this fear can be easily managed through treatment, one activity that can be especially taxing is being inside a closed MRI machine. In fact, it can deter many people from obtaining the imaging tests they need to diagnose musculoskeletal issues.

OrthoUnited seeks to make their patients as relaxed as possible. In addition to its speed and precision, their MAGNETOM Aera device features a 70cm Open Bore design and a relaxing illumination “mood light” – making it a preferred design for those suffering with claustrophobia. Now, you can say goodbye to anxiety and fear… and hello to results.

The days of long waits at the doctor are over. WB-MRIs are now swift, safe, and completely painless. Revolutionary imaging machines like the one in OrthoUnited’s office come equipped with a detachable patient table – allowing for easy patient set-up and speedy connections (the result of “Direct Connect” coils).

If you’re tired of the hassle of visiting a separate office for every aspect of orthopaedic care, and would prefer an all-inclusive approach to medicine, call OrthoUnited at (844) 469-2663 or request an appointment. From Express Care to in house full-body imaging, they’re your one-stop-shop for orthopaedic services.

*According to the National Institutes of Health