The Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois now offers Extremity MRI imaging services. The Artoscan Extremity MRI is one of the world’s leading extremity MRIs. This technology is a vast departure from the whole-body scanners that can be frightening and uncomfortable. The MRI permits the patient to lie in a comfortable position outside of the machine with only part of the body in the tube. It is able to scan the lower extremity from the knee down to the foot and arms from below the elbow to the hand.
The experience is totally different from conventional MRIs. The patient is positioned on a reclining table and while the extremity is positioned into the MRI opening. The other extremity is rested on support padding next to the MRI opening. The room ambience is more like a spa than a hospital with pleasant with indirect dimmer lighting in the ceiling and a flat screen TV to view favorite programs or listen to music. A technologist is always within a few feet during the course of a scan. Unlike conventional MRIs, the sound transmission from the MRI is minimal and allows for close contact between the patient and the technician.
Patients will no longer have to schedule an MRI elsewhere, removing an added trip and delay of diagnosis and treatment.
Quality images directly to the radiologist for immediate analysis and consultation that occurs within 24 to 48 hours. We can accommodate 98 percent of the adult population, including children and athletes.
For more information on the convenience of immediate, claustrophobia–free, in-office MRI exams please call 217-787-2700 for an appointment.
The Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois is conveniently located in Springfield, Decatur, Carlinville, Shelbyville, Sullivan and Monticello. The Extremity MRI is located exclusively at the Foot and Ankle Center in Springfield.