At Desert Orthopaedic Center, our doctors order Magnetic Resonance Imaging to identify injuries and disease conditions. This diagnostic imaging technique uses a strong magnetic field and radiofrequency waves to scan and produce images of the inside of your body. The scans are safe. There is no harmful radiation exposure.
Once ordered, you should receive a call within seven business days to schedule your testing unless your physician has requested an urgent procedure. Payment authorization will be obtained from your insurance company. You will be scheduled at a facility that is contracted with your insurance provider. Feel free to call us to check authorization status. Our phone number is (702) 731-1616.
Our providers perform MRI procedures in-office at our Desert Inn office using a 3 Tesla high field strength system specializing in musculoskeletal (MSK) evaluation. If your insurance will allow you to have a procedure performed at Desert Orthopaedic Center, you will be scheduled on our MRI system. If you are having three or more scans done, we will schedule them on separate days. Your images will be reviewed and interpreted by a fellowship-trained MSK radiologist who is associated with our practice.
To make sure we protect your safety and get the most accurate test results, it is important that you follow some general instructions before your procedure.
For more information about the radiologists reviewing your MR images, visit the National Orthopedic Imaging Associates' website at www.orthoimaging.com.