For sports injuries to patients of all ages, including those occurring with school sports, it is important to know that The Radiology Clinic’s board-certified and expert fellowship trained musculoskeletal radiologists can quickly provide and accurately interpret state-of-the-art multimodality medical diagnostic imaging using the latest technology such as 3T MRI, so that clinicians can diagnose and treat injuries appropriately and promptly.
The Radiology Clinic’s staff takes care of obtaining insurance pre-authorizations on behalf of the doctor and the patient. Patients save significant cost on their imaging studies because a non-hospital based imaging center can offer the most competitive rates, which is important when most patients have high deductible insurance plans.
What is an MRI?
MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is one of the safest and least invasive imaging techniques. It produces detailed images of the soft tissue including the spine, brain, joints, and internal organs. A magnetic field is produced changing the behavior of molecules that can now be “read” by radio waves. A computer converts the signals into digital images that are read by the radiologists. MRIs are safe and do not produce radiation.
What are the benefits of a 3T MRI?
Although most medical MRIs have a magnetic field measured in Tesla units of 1.5T, The Radiology Clinic’s 3T MRI provides more detailed imaging, takes less time, and allows our radiologists to interpret images that have much finer detail. The 3T MRI offers the best images and is the current “gold standard” in the industry.
What is a CT Scan?
It is one type of medical imaging that is used for the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment planning for joint and muscular issues, illnesses, cancer, infections and more. A traditional X-ray provides a flat image, but a CT scan provides a three-dimensional look at a specific part of the body or a whole body scan while using low levels of radiation. Musculoskeletal CT scans can be an important part of the recovery process after an injury because they can help diagnose fractures and evaluate healing of fractures in particular.
There are times when young patients need MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or digital X-rays for injuries or other medical conditions. The Radiology Clinic’s professional staff are trained and well versed to take care of patients of all ages, including children. This helps children become more comfortable and not be afraid of the tests that can be taken quickly and typically with no need for sedation, anxiety, or fear on the part of the child. The staff at The Radiology Clinic can explain the reasons why the tests have to be taken and how the results will help your doctors treat your child effectively and expeditiously.
For more information on your medical imaging needs such as 3T MRI scans, please contact The Radiology Clinic in Rockville today!