Open mri

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Mri machine

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Ultrasound images

Ultrasound pictures

Hand MRI

Mri shoulder

Spine mri

Servicing 94506

Mri scanning

First ultrasound

Ultrasound doppler

MRI Chest

Mri of spine

Ultrasound breast

Servicing 94597

Abdomen ultrasound

Servicing Concord

Servicing 94507

20 week ultrasound

MRI IAC's

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Servicing Antioch

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What You Need To Know About Your Visit

Before the scan

Patients will be asked to arrive 15 minutes before their MRI or Ultrasound appointment to fill out the appropriate forms. This is necessary for screening and insurance purposes.

Once paperwork has been completed you will be asked to use the restroom to empty your bladder, because once the scan has started, it cannot be interrupted.

We ask that patients arrive in comfortable clothing. If possible, the clothing should not contain any metal, this includes, zippers, grommets, hook and eye closures, metal buttons, etc. Please remember that bras and jeans do contain metal.

You will be asked to remove all metal objects from your body including: watches, keys, pill boxes, rings, bracelets, earrings, hair pins, dentures, loose change, credit cards (credit cards have a scanning bar that cold be erased by the magnetic field).

During the scan

Patients will be placed on a table. A coil or curved plastic frame will be placed around the body part being scanned. This coil acts as an antenna which receives the released energy from the area that is being scanned.

This energy is then transferred to the computer which forms an image of the body part onto the computer screen. A loud tapping or thumping sound will be heard while the scanner generates the images. It is important not to move at this time, otherwise the pictures will be of poor quality and undiagnostic.

For the examination, several sets of pictures will be made in different anatomical planes. Each set will appear different, but all combine to give an overall picture of the area being scanned.

Depending on what your physician orders, it may be necessary to give you a small injection. The injection of gadolinium is not an iodine based liquid therefore patients should not experience a reaction. The gadolinium or contrast is injected into the vein which goes into the blood stream highlighting specific abnormal areas. It is very safe and is passed out of the body through the urine within a couple of hours of the study. Following the exam, if you require contrast, we suggest that you drink a lot of water.

Exam Demonstrations

The following pictures are of MRI exams that MIDxC offers. To view a larger version of the photograph click on the image.

Lumbar or Abdomen

The following images are what the abdomen or lumbar spine exams will be like.

Abdomen/Lumbar Exam - Wide Angle - thumbnail Abdomen/Lumbar Exam - Close Up - thumbnail Abdomen/Lumbar Exam - Side View in MRI Scanner - thumbnail

To view a larger version of the photograph click on the image.

Foot

The following images are what the foot or ankle exam will be like.

Foot/Ankle Exam - Wide Angle - thumbnail Foot/Ankle Exam - Close Up - thumbnail Foot/Ankle Exam - Side View - thumbnail Foot/Ankle Exam - Wide Angle with a Technologist - thumbnail

To view a larger version of the photograph click on the image.

Wrists/Hands

The following images are what the hand exam will be like.

Hand/Wrist Exam - Wide Angle - thumbnail Hand/Wrist Exam - Close Up in the MRI Scanner - thumbnail Hand/Wrist Exam - Wide Angle with Technologist - thumbnail

To view a larger version of the photograph click on the image.

Brain

The following images are what the brain exam will be like.

Brain Exam - Wide Angle in MRI Scanner - thumbnail Brain Exam - Close Up - thumbnail Brain Exam - Different Angle - thumbnail Brain Exam - Wide Angle with Technologist - thumbnail

To view a larger version of the photograph click on the image.

Knee

The following images are what the knee exam will be like.

Knee Exam - Wide Angle - thumbnail Knee Exam - Close Up - thumbnail Knee Exam - In MRI Scanner and with Technologist - thumbnail Knee Exam - Close Up with Technologist - thumbnail

To view a larger version of the photograph click on the image.

Cervical spine

The following images are what the cervical spine exam will be like.

Cervical Spine - In MRI Scanner - thumbnail Cervical Spine - Close Up - thumbnail Cervical Spine - Different Angle - thumbnail Cervical Spine - In MRI Scanner with Technologist - thumbnail

To view a larger version of the photograph click on the image.

Shoulder

The following images are what the shoulder exam will be like.

Shoulder Exam - In MRI Scanner - thumbnail Shoulder Exam - Close Up - thumbnail Shoulder Exam - Different Angle - thumbnail Shoulder Exam - With a Technologist - thumbnail

To view a larger version of the photograph click on the image.

Quick Contact

Tel:(925)691-6432

Fax:(925)691-6434

Email:patientservices@midxc.com


1401 Willow Pass Rd. Suite 110

Concord, CA 94520-7982

Testimonials

“Excellent facility and staff.”

–Susie Arzave

“I am very claustrophobic and I requested having an Open MRI at Medical Insights. Staff is wonderful and made me feel comfortable.”

–Felicia Ross

Our Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday
Upon Request