Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville is proud to offer patients the latest MRI technology, thanks to the GE Optima MR450w. This musculoskeletal MRI scanner is among the first 500 in the nation to gain accreditation from the ICAMRL.
An MRI machine, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine, is a safe and painless way for your physician to look at the details within the soft tissue of your body.
Because of this state-of-the-art device, OAZ and Sports Medicine Zanesville can provide patients with a full range of services in one location. Our new GE Optima MR450w:
- Reduces the average MRI time (20 – 25 minutes)
- Provides additional comfort for your patients, including large adults and children
- Offers improved image quality and high productivity
- Leads to easier, definitive diagnoses
The MRI machine uses magnetic fields and pulses of radio waves to take high-resolution pictures of a specific area of the body. In addition to reducing the average time to 20 – 25 minutes, our MRI machine helps our doctors diagnose torn knee ligaments and cartilage, torn rotator cuffs, herniated disks and hip and pelvic problems, among other ailments.
Preparing for an MRI Scan
When scheduling your exam, it’s important to let your doctor know if you have a pacemaker, are pregnant, have claustrophobia, had a joint replacement or any other conditions that may be relevant to the use of a strong magnetic field. Be sure to eat and take your daily medications as you normally would. If you have additional questions, please request a list of Frequently Asked Questions by emailing email@example.com or calling 740-454-3273.
There is no pain, vibration or unusual sensations associated with an MRI exam. You will be asked to lie on a table and the technologist will make every attempt to position you comfortably. You will then be moved into the magnet of the MRI united and the test will begin.
After the Exam
There is no recovery time unless you are given medicine to relax, due to conditions such as claustrophobia.
Getting Treated at OAZ
At Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, a full-service orthopaedic center, our physicians are dedicated to finding the right approach for everyone’s individual needs.