Magnetic resonance imaging is frequently referred to as an MRI and is best described as a diagnostic tool.
Utilizing a strong, yet safe, magnetic field, radiofrequency waves are used to scan your body to create images of the inside of the body. Since common orthopaedic injuries and conditions may necessitate the use of an MRI, your orthopaedic doctor or surgeon may recommend that you undergo an MRI.
If this is the case for you and you have questions about what to expect or how to prepare, please call our office at (828) 324-2800. Four EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region locations, including Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton, and Newton, offer MRIs. For directions to any of these locations, please use the button below.