The new high resolution scanner is the only one of its type available in the area, where only the body part being scanned is placed inside the unit. This virtually eliminates the claustrophobia associated with traditional MRI scans. “This particular type of MRI is typically used for orthopedic scans, like those of the extremities, neck and shoulder, however, our new S-Scan system can perform scans of the hip, lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine as well,” according to Doctor Edwin Vyhmeister, the Board Certified Surgeon and President of the company. “The new scans provide outstanding image quality.”
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe, mostly noninvasive and totally painless way to examine the soft tissues of the body for diagnostic purposes. The exam, which usually takes less than 45 minutes, uses radio frequencies and a magnetic field to create clinical diagnostic images. MRI technologists are on hand to perform the scans, and Board Certified, musculoskeletal fellowship trained radiologists interpret them with immediate interpretations available for urgent cases. Referring doctors will have a secure online portal for accessing the scans, which are also downloadable or available on a CD.
Most insurance plans are accepted and special prices are available for uninsured patients. Scans are performed Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, with extended hours and weekends available. Seattle MRI welcomes referrals from area doctors and walk-in appointments with a prescription. Additional extremity MRI scanning is performed at the company’s Woodinville location.
About Seattle MRI and Northwest Hand & Orthopedics
Seattle MRI provides orthopedic scanning services and is part of MEND Medical, a healthcare company that also includes Northwest Hand & Orthopedics and Concept Therapy. In addition, Seattle MRI partners with NationalRAD, one of the nations’ leading subspecialty diagnostic radiology practices.
Northwest Hand & Orthopedics is a clinical leader in the treatment of sports injuries, on-the-job injuries and medical conditions affecting areas from the hands to shoulders and knees to toes. We are committed to excellence in clinical care, customer service and leadership in innovation. For more information, visit http://www.nwhandortho.com or call 206-363-6947 for appointments.
Seattle MRI, Shoreline Clinic, ASC
19930 Ballinger Way NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
206.363.6947 - Phone
206.417.6947 - Fax
877.769.4263 - Toll Free
17924 140th Ave NE, Suite 100
Woodinville, WA 98072