orthocare

MRI

MRI EQUIPMENT:

GE 1.5 Tesla High-field Superconductor

MODALITY DESCRIPTION:

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create images of the area of interest including bone, muscle, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue. No radiation is involved in MRI.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

(not compatible with MRI)
If you have a pacemaker or a cardiac defibrillator you CANNOT have an MRI. Please call to cancel your appointment and check with your ordering physician to discuss an alternative type of imaging.

POSSIBLE CONTRAINDICATIONS:

(information required)
If you have any of the following please contact the MRI department at 727-461-6026 x1665.

  • Implanted Neuro Simulators
  • Brain Aneurysm Clips
  • Implanted Pumps or Devices
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Metal in eyes or face

WHAT TO WEAR:

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing
  • Avoid clothing with any metal
  • Remove hair clips/pins
  • Leave all unnecessary jewelry at home (wedding rings are okay)

The exam usually takes 30-45 minutes, although some areas of the body can take up to 1 hour. You should plan to spend a minimum of 1 hour at our facility. Punctuality is a must. Please help us keep everyone on schedule by showing up at your appointed time.

Music can be listened to during the exam. We have a selection of CDs to choose from, or you can bring your own CD if you wish.

Joint replacements such as knees and hips do not present safety problems.

Your ordering physician will give you your results at your follow up appointment.

If you require films, a CD, or a report of your MRI please contact the x-ray department. We required notice and there are fees for films and CDs.

OAWF no longer prints films for patients or attorneys, X-rays and MRI exams are only available on a CD. A request should still be through the Radiology Dept at the Clearwater office.

MRI SUITE DIRECTIONS:

We offer MRI services from two locations:

The Clearwater Office
430 Morton Plant St
Clearwater, FL 33756

Located on the ground floor of the PTAK Ortho & Neuro building, next to the café. The PTAK building is opposite the Axelrod Pavilion. Please do not go to the Axelrod Pavilion, the OAWF MRI is not affiliated with the Carlisle Imaging Center.

Please call this office at (727) 461-6026 ext.1665 if further directions are needed.

The Trinity Office
2044 Trinity Oaks Blvd, Suite 110
Trinity, FL 34655

Please call this office at (727) 461-6026 ext.1464 if further directions are needed.

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