MRI Medical Imaging

MRI Medical Imaging services offered in the greater Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA area

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers the most detailed, accurate diagnostic views of your body’s insides. LA MRI Center, Inc. in  Koreatown,  Los Angeles, California, uses MRI medical imaging to help determine the cause of pain, dysfunction and other distressing symptoms in all parts of the body. Call LA MRI Center, Inc. to learn about the benefits of MRI medical imaging, or schedule a consultation online today.

MRI Medical Imaging Q&A

What is MRI medical imaging?

MRI medical imaging combines large magnets, radio frequencies, and computer technology to create images of the structures inside your body. MRI images are highly detailed, ensuring your provider has a clear view of your:

  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Connective tissues
  • Muscles
  • Spinal discs
  • Cartilage
  • Nerves

LA MRI Center, Inc. uses Hitachi Airis II™ Open MRI. This state-of-the-art technology doesn’t use the enclosed cylinder typical of traditional MRIs; instead, the open-plan device reduces the risk of claustrophobia during your procedure.

What is MRI medical imaging used for?

MRI medical imaging is a safe way to identify tissue and organ damage or disease. You might require MRI medical imaging at LA MRI Center, Inc. if your provider needs to see parts of your body in greater detail. Common reasons for MRI medical imaging referrals include diagnosing the following problems:

  • Persistent or severe back pain
  • Neck pain and weakness or loss of function affecting your arms
  • Leg weakness or numbness
  • Back pain
  • Congenital spine abnormalities
  • Spinal trauma
  • Herniated disc symptoms
  • Knee joint fluid build-up
  • A torn meniscus in the knees
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Ulnar collateral ligament (elbow) sprain
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and other knee sprains

MRI medical imaging is also an effective way to evaluate certain infections.

What happens when I undergo an MRI?

During the MRI, you lie on a treatment bed while the large magnets transmit radiofrequency sound waves into your body. You won’t feel this happening; just hear the machine making some noise as it works. 

The technician operates the MRI from a separate area but they can see you, and you can communicate with them if you have any problems. MRIs take about 30-35 per body part that’s examined.

Call LA MRI Center, Inc. to learn how you could benefit from MRI medical imaging, or book an appointment online today.

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Doctors commonly order an MRI of their patient to diagnose the unknown causes of present symptoms. An MRI allows doctors to examine the internal tissues and organs in the body more accurately. This helps them find the best treatment path for patients. There are a variety of symptoms and conditions that may warrant an MRI examination.