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MRI Specialist

Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group -  - Orthopaedic Surgery

Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Carmel, NY, Newburgh, NY, Mt. Kisco, NY, Fishkill, NY, & Danbury, CT

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the most important diagnostic tools for orthopaedic or sports injuries. At Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group, the board-certified orthopaedic surgeons offer MRI exams in dedicated on-site MRI suites for your comfort and convenience. There are offices in Carmel, Newburgh, Mount Kisco, and Fishkill, New York, as well as Danbury, Connecticut. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.


What is an MRI?

An MRI is a diagnostic test that shows injuries and irregularities that don’t appear on X-rays. In this test, a giant magnet, radio impulses, and an advanced computer work in synergy to generate extremely detailed images of your organs, muscles, fat, and other soft tissues. 

Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group offers MRIs in their comfortable on-site MRI suites. 


When would I need an MRI?

You might need an MRI during the diagnostic process. Some of the many abnormalities, injuries, and problems that an MRI can reveal include:

  • Tendon injuries
  • Muscle injuries
  • Ligament injuries 
  • Tumors
  • Inflammation
  • Disc herniation
  • Disc degeneration
  • Joint deterioration from arthritis
  • Cartilage damage

MRI can also monitor an injured or damaged area following orthopaedic surgery to ensure that you're healing normally. 


Are MRIs safe?

An MRI is a very low-risk exam that is safe for nearly everyone. Unlike X-ray, MRI doesn’t use radiation. At Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group, a highly trained technologist screens you carefully to ensure that this exam is safe for you.


What happens during an MRI?

Before an MRI, your technologist asks a series of questions. If you have any metal implants, it could cause problems during the MRI. It's vital to discuss this with your technologist before starting the exam.

For the MRI, you'll lie down on the table, and you'll move into the tube. Throughout the entire exam, you'll be able to speak with your technologist. During the exam, you may hear some buzzing or thumping during image capturing, but it's not painful in any way. 

You'll stay as still as possible, moving only as directed by the technologist, for the duration of the MRI exam. The whole exam generally takes less than an hour.


When will I learn the results of my MRI?

It's typically very quick. Because Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group conducts MRIs on-site, the board-certified orthopaedic surgeons get fast access to your images. This means that you can learn your diagnosis plan treatment much faster than you would with an off-site facility. 

If you have knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, arthritis, cervical spine problems, or other persistent issues, an MRI may be a vital part of your diagnosis. Schedule your exam at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group by calling the office nearest you or requesting an appointment online.