Magnetic resonance imaging, commonly referred to as an MRI, is an advanced technology that uses magnetic fields and radio waves (like microwaves and the AM and FM bands on your radio) to visualize the inner workings of the body. The pictures produced by MRI help the radiologist clearly and accurately detect and define the differences between healthy and diseased tissues, especially in the soft tissues. It can reveal many health problems at their earliest, most treatable stages.
Scheduling an MRI Examination
Please have the following information available when scheduling your MRI examination:
- Referring physician’s orders for the MRI (information explaining why you will be having the MRI and the type of examination your doctor is requesting).
- Current insurance information. Barrington Orthopedic Specialists participates with most major insurers. We request that you remit any co-pay or deductible at the time of your examination, but we offer you the convenience of filing your claim for you with your insurance carrier.
Please use the link provided to learn more about MRI tests and how to prepare for your MRI.