Park Meadows Imaging, located in the Lone Tree Medical Center, offers sophisticated-diagnostic imaging, such as digital X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans. Diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or MRIs are used to help isolate pain generators. If one of these diagnostic tests is required as part of your treatment plan, having them here under one roof provides the utmost in speed and convenience for you.
Park Meadows Imaging features an open MRI. Open MRI has become the best option for those patients who are claustrophobic or, for health-related reasons, are not able to receive this type of diagnostic test. The difference between an open MRI and a traditional MRI is primarily configuration. The basic technology of an open MRI is similar to that of a traditional MRI. The difference for the patient is that, instead of lying in a narrow, tube-shaped structure, the patient lies on a cushioned imaging table with more space around the body. Just above the patient is a large, round mechanism from which electromagnetic waves are transmitted. Like the traditional MRI, an open MRI is painless and does not use ionizing radiation. Pre-testing preparation is the same for both MRI scans. Physician recommendation is necessary for some open MRI procedures.