MRI – Diagnostic Imaging Program

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s (FOI) team of highly skilled healthcare professionals utilizes state-of-the-art technology to meet your medical needs. FOI has three Siemens 1.5T High Field Short, Wide Bore Magnets. These scanners are wider and can better accommodate claustrophobic patients. Additionally, these scanners can produce very high image quality in a relatively short time frame. After your scan is complete, one of our board certified musculoskeletal Radiologists interpret your imaging studies and report the results directly to your physician.

We have found our patients find it very convenient to have their MRI at Florida Orthopaedic Institute rather than having to travel to a different facility. Our scheduling department makes every attempt to be flexible with appointment times and can be reached at 813-978-9700, extension 7991.

Let Florida Orthopeadic Institute be your one-stop shop for all your diagnostic-imaging needs as we have a full range of diagnostic services that include:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computerized tomography (CT scan)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound imaging
  • Digital X-ray

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging is used for:

  • Abnormalities in the body
  • Back Pain
  • Cysts
  • Injuries or Abnormalities of the Joints
  • Musculoskeletal Problems
  • Painful or Injured Joints
  • Slipped Discs
  • Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology/Conditions
  • Spinal Conditions/Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Tumors or Inflammation of the Spine
  • Vertebrae or Intervertebral Discs of the Spine

You can’t have an MRI scan if you have:

  • Cardiac (heart) pacemaker, defibrillator or an artificial heart valve
  • Cochlear (ear) implant
  • Electro-mechanical devices used for drug delivery
  • If you are (or might be) pregnant
  • Injury to your eyes involving metal or metal fragments
  • Metal implant in your body
  • Neurostimulator
  • Operations on your head
  • Programmable shunt for hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain)
  • Surgery in the last 8 weeks
  • Surgical clips in your head from brain operations, i.e. aneurysm clips

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