Orthopedic Surgeon Fort Mill SC

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Musculoskeletal MRI in Fort Mill, SC

Outside Musculoskeletal MRI Now Available on a Limited Basis

The highly trained orthopedic specialists at SpecOrtho have extensive experience using musculoskeletal MRI to diagnose torn muscles, ligaments, and cartilage, among other conditions. Call (803) 548-6464 to schedule an appointment at our office in Fort Mill, SC today!

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What is Musculoskeletal MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) takes high-resolution pictures of your bones and soft tissues using strong magnetic fields and radio waves to provide an image of your body. MRI is used to help diagnose torn muscles, ligaments and cartilage, among other conditions.

What Should I Expect During the Procedure?

You won’t feel any pain while undergoing an MRI, but the machine may be noisy. An MRI takes 30 to 90 minutes depending on the type of scan. Tell your doctor if you have implants, metal clips or other metal objects in your body before receiving an MRI scan.

You lie on a table that slides into the open MRI scanner. The MRI creates a magnetic field around you, then pulses radio waves to the area of your body to be pictured.  The pulses make knocking noises and cause the table to vibrate slightly.  The radio waves cause your tissues to resonate. A computer records the rate at which your body gives off these vibrations and translates the data into a detailed, two-dimensional picture. The magnet field strengths produced by MRIs are measured in teslas (T). Our MRI has a 0.3 T magnet and the signal is strong and produces high quality images.

Schedule an Appointment!

SpecOrtho offers the latest in diagnostic technology. If you have sustained an injury that you suspect may be due to torn muscles, ligaments or cartilage, you may need to get an MRI. Call our office in Fort Mill at (803) 548-6464 to schedule an appointment today!

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