March 24, 2018

In Colorado, doctors send patients to radiology for a variety of tests and scans that are needed to diagnose the patient’s condition. The tests and scans help the doctors identify the organ or organ system that is affected by the condition and establish if it has affected surrounding tissue. A local radiology group can provide these tests including an MRI.

What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging?

This test is a form of radiological service used to acquire images of the internal organs, muscles, and bones. Essentially, the patient lies on a moveable bed that is eased into a large cylinder. The imaging scanner uses radio waves and magnetism that produces an image on a computer screen of the patient’s body.

What Conditions Could Prevent Patients from Getting the Test?

Any implanted devices that contain metals, cochlear implants, vascular stents, and the byproducts of gunshot wounds such as shrapnel can prevent …