Quality matters to you, the doctor, and us!
Helping you get back to doing what you enjoy most.
Our pricing is affordable and competitive and we are in-network with all major insurance providers. We will make sure your exam is pre-certified through your health insurance and any questions regarding your benefits will be discussed during confirmation of your appointment.
More than just MRI and CT...
Therapeutic Joint Injections: therapeutic injections deliver anesthetic and corticoid steroid into the joint space at the referring physicians request. This can help reduce pain and inflammation to get you back to your normal activities.
Arthrogram: a procedure performed by injecting contrast into a joint, then imaging the joint. The radiologist performs the study utilizing CT imaging to accurately guide the needle into the joint and then injects an appropriate amount of contrast. Contrast is a liquid solution that shows up on images. In instances where there is a tear the liquid (contrast) leaks out of the “normal” area.
Contraindications: patients allergic to or sensitive to medications, contrast dyes, local anesthesia, iodine, and latex.
Portal Gravity: for Lumbar and thoracic spine imaging, we have recently added the FDA approved Portal Gravity weight bearing simulation device. There are a total of 43 centers in the country using this technology, but we are the only center in Missouri utilizing this state–of–the–art equipment. (show more)
The portal gravity system is an accessory for axial compression of the spinal column in and MRI for enhanced and more relevant diagnosis during research and clinical purposes. This device simulates weight bearing with the patient in a supine, recumbent position by placing a vest on the patient that has been loaded with a variable amount of downward tension. The tension is pulled toward the patient’s feet, simulating the weight held by the spine while the patient is upright. This allows for diagnosis of annular tears and herniated discs that are otherwise not visible when the patient is non–weight bearing. In some cases lumbar disc herniations are not visible on non–weight bearing studies, but are visible on these simulated weight bearing views. This process allows for a quicker, more thorough diagnosis, with faster treatment and recovery of the patient.
Indications for use of Portal Gravity System:
The Portal Gravity System is an accessory for axial compression of the spinal column in diagnostic imaging equipment for enhanced and more relevant diagnosis research and clinical purposes.
Contraindications/Exclusion criteria of Portal Gravity System:
Our technologists have been trained in the proper use and function of the Portal Gravity System. This training was provided by David Carter Director of Operations, Portal, Inc. at Portal Medical of North Logan, Utah.
Ankle Tenogram: injection technique to relieve chronic ankle pain. (show more)
Ankle tenography is primarily a diagnostic technique to aid in diagnosing chronic ankle pain, referable to the tendons, that has been unresponsive to more conservative therapy (i.e., immobilization, bracing and physical therapy). These can be accompanied with injection as a combination of local anesthetic and steroid. This has been shown to be useful in localizing pain and in surgical decision making.
Tendonitis: tendonitis literally means inflammation of the tendon. Tendons can become inflamed for a variety of reasons, and movement of the tendon becomes painful and limited. If the normal smooth gliding motion of your tendon is impaired, the tendon will become inflamed and movement will become painful. This can occur in any tendon of the body, but in the ankle tenosynovitis most frequently occurs in the posterior tibial tendon and in the two peroneal tendons.
Peroneal Tendonitis: an inflammatory condition of the peroneal tendon, which runs along the outside of the lower leg. behind the ankle and under the foot. This condition is commonly seen in runners as an overuse condition. It can also occur as a result of injury, overuse, or with aging as the tendon loses elasticity.
Posterior tibial Tendonitis: a strain placed on the posterior tibial tendon, a tendon located on the inside part of the ankle just behind the bony knob. This tendon is responsible for raising the arch of the foot. This tendonitis can occur as a result of injury, overuse, or with aging as the tendon loses elasticity.
Quality images require quality equipment...
We no longer have our Open MRI due to the fact that image quality standards have gone up and the Open MRI image quality doesn’t cut it for our Physicians and Radiologist. We are replacing the Open MRI machine with a claustrophobic friendly High Field MRI machine. This new piece of equipment has a wider opening and a shorter bore (the distance you go into the machine is shorter, meaning you can see in front of you and behind you). We have the the Wide-Bore MRI machine at both the West and South location. If you’re still feeling uneasy then we invite you to come check out the room and equipment for yourself!
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is very safe for most people. The exceptions include:
Our recently upgraded GE 1.5 Tesla High-Field MRI provides faster, higher resolution imaging. This high quality GE system allows us to meet more patient and referring physician demands. There are no restrictions when getting an MRI. Please eat and continue medications at the direction of your doctor.
Our Siemens Somatom Emotion 6 multi-slice CT features real-time dose management, making injections a breeze. Our CT reduces exposure to radiation by 68% compared to other CT’s in the outpatient market.
If you are having a body CT scan, you will most likely be asked to refrain from eating 6 hours prior to exam time. Please continue to take medications directed by your physician. You may receive a contrast injection, please consult your physician or call the center with any questions.
Because we have an amazing team that continuously goes above and beyond to meet patient and physician needs. Our mentality is work hard but have fun while doing it. Our staff is a group of knowledgeable professionals dedicated to providing quality service and a friendly experience.
Bottom Line: We know getting an MRI or CT isn’t something anyone looks forward to, that’s why our goal is to make you comfortable, get a quality image, and get you on your road to recovery as soon as possible.
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