Orthopaedic Radiology | ONI Extremity MRI | Corona | Temecula

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

ONI Extremity MRI | Corona | TemeculaCorona-Temecula Orthopaedic Associates is excited to announce our new state-of-the-art ONI Extremity MRI, located in our Corona facility. This truly open MRI system gives us the ability to scan knees, ankles, feet, elbows, wrists and hands and have results within 24 hours. We offer expedited appointment times due to the convenient onsite location.

 

What is an MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a harmless, painless imaging procedure that uses a very powerful magnetic field and radio frequencies to create detailed images of your body.


Can anyone have an MRI?

Unfortunately, not everyone can have an MRI scan. Having any of the following conditions may prevent you from having the scan:

  • Pregnancy
  • Surgical staples or aneurysm clips
  • Metal fragments from work or military
  • Cardiac pacemaker
  • Implanted defibrillator

Is there any preparation?

No, there is no fasting or special preparation necessary for an MRI.


How should I dress?

Since the MRI uses a very strong magnet, you should not wear clothes that have metal snaps, buttons, zippers or other fastenings.

Any coins, keys, watch, jewelry, credit cards, cell phone, pager or other item that is magnetic or may contain metal should be left with the technologist for safekeeping.


Do I go into a tube?

No, you sit in a comfortable chair. Only the body part being examined needs to go into the magnet. Many patients find the procedure so comfortable that they fall asleep during the scan.


What happens during the scan?

During the scan you will hear a humming or vibrating sound. When you hear this sound it is important to keep still. Motion during the scan affects the quality of the image. If you move during the scan the technologist may have to repeat parts of it.


What happens after the scan?

You can leave immediately after the scan is completed. The images from the procedure will be reviewed by a Radiologist.

The Radiologist will send a comprehensive report to your doctor. You should arrange to see your doctor after the study to discuss the results of the MRI.


Helpful Links


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