Submitted by Center for Diagnostic Imaging
It’s happened to some of you. You are training for the next race. Feeling strong and at the top of your game. Maybe pushing yourself a little too hard, trying out a new fitness routine. And then it happens. You feel a “pop” in your knee or a burning pain in your shoulder. This isn’t good. According to your medical provider, you need an MRI.
What is an MRI, exactly? MRI is one of the safest, most comfortable imaging techniques available, combining a powerful magnet with an advanced computer system and radio waves to produce accurate, detailed pictures of organs and tissues. At an outpatient medical imaging center, Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI).
It’s important for you to know that there are many different types of MRIs available. Depending on the part of body needing scanning and the specific needs of the patient, whether its claustrophobia, broad-shoulders or just plain anxiety, getting the right MRI for you will provide the most successful outcome. CDI has the widest variety of MR offerings in the market with 3T, 1.5T, 1.2T Open and the Open Upright MRI.
It would be nice to avoid injuries completely, but with intense training there is always a risk. Many athletes are now turning to Crossfit to gain an extra edge. CDI’s Viewpoints article has some helpful insights from an orthopedic surgeon and our very own radiologist, Dr. Steven Pollei, about what can be done to avoid common injuries when engaging in these more intense workouts. Precautions can be made to avoid injuries and keep you on the path you’ve worked so hard to be on.
Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) offers a variety of MRIs throughout Puget Sound. If you have questions about the procedure or if you want to schedule an appointment, call CDI at (855) 643-7226.
This article was submitted by Center for Diagnostic Imaging. Learn more about CDI and their nine outpatient medical imaging centers throughout the Puget Sound at www.myCDI.com/WA.
The athletes and staff of Raise the Bar's Team and Events are happy to be partnering with CDI for a second year in 2016. CDI has diagnosed and treated dozens of athletes at their Imaging Centers.