Key West Orthopedics has an On-Site 1.5 Tesla High Speed Closed MRI for the convenience of our patients.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a method of looking inside the body
without using radiation or surgery. Our 1.5 Tesla High speed and High field MRI creates remarkably clear pictures of our human anatomy, using harmless magnetism and radio waves to produce images.
Our MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses a magnet and a computer to manipulate the magnetic elements naturally found in organs and tissue. The images created are then viewed as cross sections of the specific body part being scanned. Rather than using radiation (like X-Rays), an MRI uses radiowaves. They are typically used to identify bone or joint ailments.
Your MRI will be interpreted by a Board Certified Radiologist who specializes in the reading of MRI images. The Radiologist will report his findings to your Physician. Your doctor will then discuss your results with you at your next appointment.
It is important that patients with any of the following are generally advised NOT to have an MRI.
Shunt, Spinal or Ventricular
Metal Fragments in Eyes, Head, Skin
Metal or Mesh Implants
Prosthetic Heart Valves or Heart Valve
Ear (Cochlear) Implant or Hearing Aid
Neurostimulator, Electrodes, or Brain Clips
Magnetic Dental Implants or Dentures
Shrapnel or Wire Sutures
IUD or Pregnancy
Fractured Bones treated with Metal Rods
Joint Replacement or Prosthesis
The magnet may affect, or be affected by, any person fitted with a pacemaker or other non-removable electrical device.
Please advise the Physician or MRI Technologist before having an MRI.