MRI employs a magnetic field and radio waves, similar to those of the AM/FM radio, to create extremely detailed 2-D or 3-D images of the body's internal structures. X-rays are not used in this non-invasive imaging service. MRIs can be used to diagnose shoulder and knee abnormalities, herniated discs, stroke, multiple sclerosis, tumors and more. This painless procedure offers the physician extensive of diagnostic information and can aid in early diagnosis of problems, reducing or eliminating the need for more invasive procedures, such as exploratory surgery or biopsy.
2015 - New OPEN MRI - Coming in October - Offers More Comfort for Some Patients
Fauquier Health has added an OPEN MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system that offers a much wider opening than a traditional MRI to meet the needs of larger or claustrophobic patients. Parents also prefer the open model as it allows them to remain next to their child throughout the scan.
The equipment offers an ultra-fast workstation to make patient exams as quick and smooth as possible. The new technology will also allow for anatomically specific advanced imaging applications, including orthopedic, neurological, vascular and abdomen/pelvis imaging.
The large opening allows for maximum space for the patient. And with the short front to back magnet width, most of the exam is done with the patient's head clear of the magnet area. This high-quality scan is fast and accurate. It includes imaging stabilizing software to further improve image quality.
The medical imaging department offers conventional MRI technology as well, which can accommodate most patients.
Serving all of Northern Virginia, Fauquier Health's MRIs are just one portion of our state of the art imaging and radiology department. For more information on our full medical imaging services, visit our main medical imaging page.
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