MRI & Imaging
Cambridge Clinic believes in additional medical diagnostics. Though you may not need an MRI every time CT scans X-rays with and without contrast are available. Having these available only enhances your diagnosis and plan of care going forward. We provide one on one consultation with your imaging with our providers.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the inside of your body. It may be used by your medical professional to help diagnose or monitor treatment for a variety of conditions within the chest, abdomen and pelvis. The images produced can be examined on a computer monitor, transmitted electronically, printed or copied to a CD or uploaded to a digital server. MRI does not use ionizing radiation (X-rays), so it is not harmful.
What is an MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a diagnostic technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce a detailed image of the body's soft tissue and bones. An MRI images the spine by using a magnet that goes around the body to excite hydrogen atoms.
Do you need to bring anything in preparation for your MRI?
Nothing extra is needed. Keep your daily routine normal.
Can your MRI accommodate larger patients?
Yes, we can accommodate patients up to 500 pounds.
What is a CT Scan?
Computed tomography, more commonly known as a CT or CAT scan, is a diagnostic medical test that, like traditional x-rays, produces multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. CT images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater detail than traditional x-rays, particularly of soft tissues and blood vessels. CT scanning is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate. In emergency cases, it can reveal internal injuries and bleeding quickly enough to help save lives.
What is an X-ray?
An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps your medical professional diagnose and treat medical conditions. The oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging, x-ray uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of any bone in the body. It is commonly used to diagnose fractured bones or joint dislocation. Bone x-rays are the fastest and easiest way for your medical professional to view and assess bone fractures, injuries and joint abnormalities.