OPEN MULTI-POSITIONAL MRI
Hampton Roads Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine was the first in Virginia to offer upright MR imaging to patients throughout the Hampton Roads and surrounding areas.
With this technology, we have been able to offer area physicians the ability to see a patient’s pathology when the patient is experiencing pain in standing, sitting, in flexion and extension, and rotation and lateral bending. The design of the traditional MRI scanner cannot detect pathology that is only visible when the patient is scanned in the upright position. In addition, the quality of the images will allow physicians to provide a more accurate diagnosis in a more rapid manner, ultimately achieving a quicker recovery time for the patient.
With the use of multi-positional imaging, patients will have a more comfortable experience while undergoing an MRI scan. In addition, the open multi-positional MRI is an excellent choice for those who experience a claustrophobic feeling with traditional scanners, as there is nothing in front of the patient’s face. With upright imaging, the patient may watch a 42″ flat-screen TV during the scan.
For more information on our Open MRI, please read the MRI FAQs.
730 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 120
Newport News, Virginia 23606
Phone: (757) 926-4351
ON THE DAY OF YOUR SCAN:
You may eat or drink as normal.
Do not wear anything metallic. Before the scan you will be asked to remove your jewelry, watch, keys, coins, credit cards and phone. Items often overlooked include hairpins, barrettes, belly button rings, toe rings and other piercings that will need to be removed. Our office is equipped with dressing booths for your convenience.
Most MRI scans take between 45-75 minutes depending on your scan. Please make sure that you take all medications that were prescribed by your doctor before your visit.
Please arrive to the office 30 minutes early to complete our registration process.
We are committed to providing patients the highest level of care and comfort and our Open MRI is just one of the ways we ensure that! If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, fill out our online form and one of our scheduling coordinators will contact your shortly!