Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body. When you lie inside an MRI machine, the magnetic field temporarily realigns your hydrogen atoms.
During a scan, the patient rests on an MRI table that is padded for patient comfort, and is then placed under the magnetic field of the machine. This technology does not use radiation.
We specialize in musculoskeletal exams to diagnose or rule out:
- Meniscal tears
- Rotator cuff tears
- Bone fractures
- Ganglion cysts
- Back and neck pain
- Joint issues
MRIs are typically completed within 40 minutes per body part, but your condition will determine the exact duration. Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics has partnered with ProScan Reading Services to provide accurate radiology reports on MRIs within 24-48 hours.
Open MRI Technology
In an effort to provide our patients with the most comfortable screening process possible, our open MRI features a pavilion-style shielding system that allows for the MRI technologist to be in the same room as the patient during the scan. The MRI is open on all sides, designed to eliminate the confinement patients often experience with a closed MRI.
This state-of-the-art technology is comfortable and completely pain-free. The patient can communicate freely with the technologist, easily see out windows into the courtyard area and listen to the music of their choice. We make the process seamless and quick, which is an added comfort during the process, especially for patients with claustrophobia and anxiety.
We are pleased to announce that our open MRI at our Exeter, NH, location is the first of its kind in the country to be accredited by the American College of Radiology.