Washington Orthopaedic Center has its own MRI device for extremities.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides detailed information about tendons, ligaments, muscle, and bone marrow that standard x-rays cannot. This is particularly useful for looking at knees, shoulders, wrists, ankles, and other small joints.
For larger scans, such as backs and hips, we schedule imaging at Longview Radiologists Centralia MRI and Providence Centralia Hospital directly adjacent to our offices.
Our patients also benefit from the latest technology in tele-radiology. This is where the image is sent electronically to specialists that read our patient’s results with expert accuracy. Today’s MRI technology has virtually eliminated the need for invasive exploratory surgeries.
At Washington Orthopaedic Center We Use An Open MRI Device
Our Open MRI Device helps some patients feel less claustrophobic compared to closed MRI devices. Once you enter, the MRI machine creates a strong magnetic field around you, and radio waves are directed at your body. Thankfully, the procedure doesn’t cause pain to the patient. You can not feel the radio waves, and you won’t be able to notice any moving parts.
If you have any questions about our MRI services, or if you would like to schedule an MRI appointment in Olympia, Centralia or Elma, please contact us.