Orthopedic Institute features SmartChoice MRI™️ at our Sioux Falls and Mitchell, SD locations. The SmartChoice MRI™️ is more comfortable, shorter duration, and less claustrophobic experience than other MRI machines.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, better known as an MRI, is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. MRI scans provide images of soft tissue structures such as ligaments and tendons. An MRI can detect certain conditions much earlier and with better precision than other medical imaging techniques can, making it the diagnostic tool of choice for many injuries and conditions. An MRI is different from a CT scan because it does not use ionizing (X-ray) radiation. The scanner also has coils that are designed especially for orthopedic MRI scans.
Expert radiologists say, “Orthopedic Institute is a model for all other MRI facilities.”
“For our Mitchell, SD office, we chose the Siemens MAGNETOM Free.Max because it offered more comfort to patients. It is the world’s first 80 cm bore, which is more spacious than previous machines and the software enables faster patient setup and lower overall MRI time” said Dr. David Jones, Jr. MD.