Magnetic resonance imaging enables doctors to look into the deepest regions of the human body. The latest development in this technology is the 3T MRI, which provides higher quality images while reducing the length of the procedure. Area residents can take advantage of 3T MRI by Potomac MD, which is one of the services available at the Radiology Clinic.
Who Can Benefit from 3T MRI by Potomac MD?
Magnetic resonance imaging can help your doctor diagnose suspected health problems or internal injuries. The 3T MRI is particularly useful in examining tiny bones and smaller areas of tissue. This can in turn improve the treatment process. Imaging can be used to detect a number of health issues, including:
- Sports injuries
How Should I Prepare for the Procedure?
You may be asked to refrain from eating if the scan involves the digestive tract. Additionally, you may be asked to put on a gown and to remove such items as jewelry and dentures, which can interfere with the scanning process.
What Should I Expect During the Procedure?
To start the procedure, you will first be placed on a padded table, which then slides directly into the machine. You will not feel anything during the scanning process and only hear the normal operation of the machine. So, the testing is completed in only a matter of minutes. The 3T MRI is considered one of the safest and least invasive methods of medical imaging. At The Radiology Clinic, we make the experience as comfortable for our patients as possible. We even provide your choice of music to listen to during the MRI exam.
What About My Results?
The MRI images are converted by a special computer to actual images that can be viewed by a radiologist. The results will be sent in a timely manner to your personal physician, usually same day. You can expect the best possible health results after a 3T MRI by Potomac MD.