Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Thank you for choosing Western Kentucky Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates. Our goal is to give you the best possible medical care when you need it and to have you feel comfortable and secure with the treatment you receive.
Our new system is a Siemens Magnetom Espree. It features a unique telescopic patient table which enables a full Field-of-View of 205 cm, without increasing total system length. For Whole-Body exams the table simple travels further out at the rear side of the system.

There’s nothing intimidating about it. Unrestricted, expansive, and with lots of breathing space, the Espree was designed with the patient in mind.

How should I prepare?

There are no restrictions regarding eating, taking medications, or activities before or after the test. The exam takes about an hour, during which time you will need to lie completely still on a comfortable padded table, since even slight movements reduce image quality.

It is essential that we know about all metallic devices that might be present inside your body such as:

  • pacemakers
  • aneurysm clips
  • artificial valves
  • cochlear devices
  • metallic fragments

Please let us know if you may be pregnant. Depending upon your MRI examination you may be able to leave your clothes on or you may be asked to change into a gown.