Since the technique was first developed, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (or MRI) has been an increasingly valuable tool for doctors and associated medical professionals in the diagnosis and, ultimately, the treatment of a wide variety of problems that a patient may be suffering from. If your doctor has asked you to obtain an MRI (or undergo a similar procedure, such as a CT scan or PET scan), then you should be able to trust the facility doing the imaging.
Mid-Michigan MRI, an East Lansing service, is dedicated to providing the highest-quality imaging services for all patients that step inside of its doors. After all, your life could literally be at stake, and every image taken is done so with the utmost seriousness and respect. However, before you undergo the procedure, there are a few things you should know about how your Lansing MRI scan will go.
First of all, don't worry, because the scan is painless. There are no needles or anything like that to deal with, just a relaxing ride through the scanning machine. However, you may be asked to remove certain elements of clothing (glasses, piercings, etc.) as they could potentially cause interference with the machine and distort the results and make you uncomfortable while you're resting on the scanning bed. Throughout the process, though, a dedicated worker will be at your side to guide you step-by-step through everything you need to do, right down to the exact position your body should be in to get the best possible scan.
Once the scan has been completed, you should make your next appointment with the appropriate doctor (if you haven't already) so that they can explain to you the results of the scan. This is actually a stage of the MRI that you're not going to see, because we use only dedicated staff who are specialists in interpreting scan results and providing useful information to our partners in the medical field. That's why you can rest easy, knowing that your scan is being professionally interpreted and you're continuing to get the best possible service even after you leave our doors.
What happens after that, of course, depends on your results. Your doctor will almost certainly be able to recommend a course of action, which can range from "do nothing" to "go schedule a surgery right now" depending on what they saw in the results. If it's particularly important, you might even get a call as soon as the results are in, though even most serious problems aren't quite that urgent. In rare cases, your doctor may ask for another scan, usually in a different area of the body, to ensure that they've correctly identified all problems you may be having.
Your Michigan MRI service is delighted to offer the wide-bore MRI machine as an option for scans, which includes more room (for patients who have concerns about tight spaces) as well as the size to conduct scans in multiple areas at once. Whether you need a single area looked at or a larger amount of your body, Mid-Michigan MRI will provide the very best service to you at every step of the way.
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