Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe, totally painless way for us to look into your body. The pictures created during the exam look at the soft tissue and provide information that can improve the diagnosis.
Most exams take less than an hour to complete.
You can eat, drink, and take regularly prescribed medications prior to the exam. Since you will be having a leg exam, you can bring some shorts to wear. Otherwise, you may be asked to change into a hospital gown to avoid interference from metal in zippers and fasteners.
You will be asked to remove your watch, credit cards, jewelry, keys, pocket knife, hearing aid, or any other metal objects before approaching the foot MRI. The magnet could affect the items of this type or the items could affect the magnet.
MR Images look a lot like a conventional x-ray; however, they provide much more detailed information.
No. There is no pain, vibration, or unusual sensation. The in-office foot MRI will produce a mild tapping sound during the exam.
MRI is a way to look inside the body without x-rays. The exam uses radiowaves and a magnetic field to create images of the soft tissues of the body. These images are then transferred onto an x-ray film so the doctor can interpret them.
You will be asked to recline in a comfortable chair and the technologist will position you. the chair will be moved toward the magnet opening and you will insert your foot to be scanned.
Nothing! Just recline in the exam chair and relax. You will be free to read or sleep during the foot MRI exam.
In-office MRI scans are available only at the 60th St., 70th St., and Plainview offices.
121 East 60th St #3D
New York, NY 10022
184 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
459 S. Oyster Bay Road
Plainview, NY 11803