Experts in Stand-up and Front Open MRI in California
Positional and Weight Bearing MRI Systems allowing accurate scans in different positions.
Expert MRI is a cutting-edge medical diagnostics company featuring the region’s foremost experts in brain/neck/spine injuries and general orthopedic imaging.
The Physicians at Expert MRI are among California’s most knowledgeable and experienced at diagnosing orthopedic and traumatic brain injuries. In addition to extensive MRI capabilities, we also use CT and X-Ray to assist in properly diagnosing your patient’s condition.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses a computer, magnetic fields and radio waves to generate images within the body. It can be used for virtually all parts of the body, generating images of the specific area troubling you, and provide a quick and accurate diagnosis for your physician.
Advanced design allows the FONAR UPRIGHT® MRI to scan the patient in the position in which they experience their problems—sitting, standing, bending, leaning, as well as lying down. Other MRI systems can only scan the patient while they’re lying down, and when they may not be experiencing the problem.
Stand-Up MRI is also referred to as “positional” or “weight bearing” as it allows imaging of the patient while the entire weight of their body in an upright position is affecting the spine and other joints.Preparation Instructions
Front Open MRI
An Front Open MRI is a Specialized MRI machine that allows patients to lie on an Open bed instead of sliding into an enclosed tube. Front Open MRI systems are ideal for patients who are larger in size, children, and others who get anxious or claustrophobic in a traditional MRI.Preparation Instructions
COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)
Also known as a “CAT scan,” CT combines multiple x-ray images to produce a two-dimensional cross-section view with as much as 100 times more clarity than a conventional x-ray.
CT imaging is used to clearly show soft tissue, like the brain, as well as dense tissue, like bone. The information gathered during a CT scan is processed by a computer and interpreted by a radiologist to diagnose, or rule out a disease.
Some CT scans require the use of a contrast medium. Given intravenously, the contrast agent highlights certain body parts to enable the radiologist to better see any abnormalities.Preparation Instructions
Digital Radiography (X-Ray) is the oldest and most frequently used form of imaging to see inside the human body. It uses a focused beam and a special detector to obtain images of body anatomy. It is also a safe and generally non-invasive procedure.
X-rays are absorbed by different body tissues in varying degrees. Dense tissue, like bone, absorbs most x-rays and appears white on the image. Less dense tissues appear in shades of gray. X-rays that pass through air, like in the lungs and colon, aren’t absorbed at all and appear black on the image.Preparation Instructions
"I had pain in my left shoulder, I ignored it thinking it would go away."
Hannah P, Patient
A Great Experience
I had an MRI done there this past week. All three employees were kind, respectful, courteous. They made my experience very comfortable. They answered all my questions with complete details. A great experience!!
Kimberly B. Riverside, CA
The staff is great, they are so friendly
The staff is great, they are so friendly and they made me laugh so much and the office is so clean will definitely go back there when I need any MRI done. Thank you
Nancy C. Victorville, CA
I had a seated spine MRI. The staff was very professional, kind and med me feel comfortable. I was also allowed to watch a movie during the MRI so it went by fast. A special thanks to the MRI tech Kathy for taking such great care of me while in pain.
Carrie F. Calabasas, CA