Why Choose an Orthopedic MRI Specialist?
The orthopedic MRI specialists at Imaging Partners of St. Peters use MRI for high-quality images of soft tissue areas such as tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Our MRI scans produce very clear images of the spine and extremities, including the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, foot, and ankle.
An orthopedic MRI is useful in providing information for a fast and accurate diagnosis. It can also reduce the need for exploratory surgery or other diagnostic procedures. The types of MRIs we do at Imaging Partners of St. Peters to help evaluate orthopedic injuries and conditions include:
MRI Scans for Orthopedic Injuries
Ankle sprain and instability can result from overstretching or tearing ligaments. An ankle MRI can help determine the extent of your injury so your doctor can explore the best treatment options for you.
Shoulder injuries can stem from repeated movements from sports or work, muscle imbalance around the shoulder, and aging. Imaging Partners of St. Peters can use MRI to help diagnose shoulder conditions such as shoulder impingement syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, and arthritis of the shoulder so your doctor can determine the best treatment options for you.
People have a higher risk of hip fractures and hip arthritis as they age. An MRI can provide a detailed view of the hip structure to help determine whether a fracture has occurred so that you can consider surgery or other treatments, if needed. A hip MRI can also detect osteoarthritis within the joint.
Spine injuries can result from aging or trauma. Imaging Partners of St. Peters can use spine MRIs—cervical spine MRI, lumbar spine MRI and thoracic spine MRI—to figure out what may be causing your pain so your doctor can find the best way to help you lead a normal and active life again. Spine conditions that a MRI can help diagnose include:
Neck pain can be caused by trauma, physical exertion, injury or stress. It can also be related to such conditions as osteoarthritis, herniated discs or a compressed, pinched, or irritated spinal cord or spinal nerves. A neck MRI will help determine the cause of neck pain so that appropriate treatment may be started.
Low back pain is a very common condition that can be caused by poor posture, aging, injuries, or degenerative diseases such as arthritis. A back MRI performed by our orthopedic MRI specialists can help pinpoint the source of your lower back pain.
For headaches, head injuries and concussions, suspected stroke, or other issues with the head, a brain MRI can help to show tumors, cysts, bleeding, and other problems in and around the brain.
Chronic foot pain from an injury such as a fracture or a condition such as arthritis can be accurately diagnosed with a foot MRI.
Comprehensive Orthopedic MRI Scans in St. Peters, MO
Our MRI machine is capable of performing scans for any orthopedic condition or injury from head to toe. To schedule an orthopedic MRI appointment at Imaging Partners of St. Peters in St. Peters, MO, call (636) 229-4247 today. You can also use our convenient online appointment request form.