Anne McNamara, DPM - Plymouth, NH

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Extremity MRI

What Is a MRI?

Extremity MRIMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses powerful magnets, radio waves, and a computer to make detailed pictures inside your body.

Your doctor can use this test to diagnose you or to see how well you've responded to treatment. Unlike X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans, MRIs do not use the damaging ionizing radiation of X-rays. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses powerful magnets, radio waves, and a computer to make detailed pictures inside your body.

Patients requiring an MRI of the foot, ankle or knee/ lower extremity benefit from a totally non-claustrophobic, quiet, quick, comfortable and convenient experience on the high field extremity system. Because it's designed specifically for extremity applications, no attachment of surface coils or other devices to the imaged anatomy is required. The patient's anatomy is always in the "sweet spot" of the magnet.

  • Patient Convenience and Comfort - A truly open MRI system.
  • Completely open design - no claustrophobic tube - only the extremity to be imaged is placed in the magnet.
  • Ergonomically designed movable chair for optimal patient comfort.
  • Comfortably accommodates patients up to 350 lbs.
  • Extremity MRIQuiet operation - no loud pulses or noise.
  • Faster scan times comparable to whole body MRI units - 30 minute average patient study time.
  • Non-threatening environment-ideal for all patients especially elderly clients/children.

Because the OrthOne is a high-field MRI, doctors can perform surgery with confidence based on the high-resolution images.

A comfortable, non-threatening, non-claustrophobic MRI device that creates scans with extremely high quality images. The scan is performed with you sitting in a comfortable chair. The only part of your body to go into the magnet is the part being scanned.



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