There is a lot of confusion about the different types of MRI in use today. What does the term “open” really mean when it comes to MRI? What does “stand up” mean? Today, we are going to look at three main MRI designs–Wide Bore MRI, Open MRI, and Stand Up MRI, and we will try…

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We get asked this question a lot. The MRI machine uses a combination of a strong magnet, radio waves and a receiver to create images of inside the body. When the exam is performed, an electromagnet sends a current through a coiled wire. The loud clicking sound that you hear is from switching the currents…

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A coil is an essential component of any MRI machine, and allows us to capture high end images of specific body parts. So depending on what area of the body is being imaged determines what type of coil to use. You can think of the MRI coil as an antenna. During the scan, the machine…

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What does the ACL do? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is perhaps the most important ligament in the knee is the. It runs from the front of your shinbone (tibia) to the back of your thighbone (femur), and is no bigger than your little finger. The ACL has several functions including: provides stability to the…

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Our Smithtown West Women’s Imaging Center is open! We are offering a full array of women’s medical imaging needs, including 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, CT and DEXA bone densitometry. With a spacious interior and spa-like setting, patient’s never have to sit in a crowded waiting room, or wait long to be seen by…

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