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Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Services: Open MRI

E-scan MRI Unit

The Joint Replacement Center offers our patients the option of diagnosis through the use of the E-scan, a dedicated open MRI system. Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI gives doctors a way of looking inside your body without x-rays.

The machine uses radiowaves and a magnetic field to create images of the bone, soft tissues, and organs of the body. These images are transferred onto x-ray film for the interpretation of the doctor. Many patients are fearful of the full body MRI machines and the E-scan provides a comfortable, less stressful way to make an accurate diagnosis for any size patient, from child to adult. The exam takes 30-60 minutes and causes no pain to the patient.


The doctor interprets the patient's picture being created during an MRI exam. Some injuries, which are not seen on a normal x-ray are very visible on an MRI picture. Before a patient enters the MRI exam room, they will be asked by the technician to remove jewelry and watches. Credit cards, keys, money clips, and pocket knives also must not be brought into the room. The magnet could affect these items or the items could affect the magnet. It is also important to tell your doctor if any of the following descriptions apply to you: aneurysm clips, metal plate, metal pins, cardiac pacemaker, joint replacements, or pregnancy.

Profile MRI Unit

The Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine is pleased to announce that in its commitment to make the most advanced technology available to its patients, it has acquired a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, the Signa® Profile™ EXCITE® from GE Healthcare.

Signa Profile EXCITE delivers the performance advantages of EXCITE technology in a versatile, high-value package. This MRI system will give us the ability to serve the growing MRI patient population and address patients’ high rates of stress during an exam. Furthermore, the Signa Profile EXCITE will provide the Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine with a full range of imaging applications from kinematic joint-motion studies of the knee, ankle, wrist, and cervical spine to advanced neuro work and vascular imaging — to create a great investment for each patient’s future.


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