Open Extremity MRI System

Specially designed for patient comfort

East Houston Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is proud to offer in-office extremity MRI services. The E-SCAN Open MRI system is designed specifically for imaging the extremities (shoulder, knee, ankle, wrist, elbow, hand, foot). The images provided are of equal or better quality to whole-body MRI systems.

Open MRI System

Our E-Scan Open MRI system is an excellent alternative those patients who find standard MRI systems to be too confining, noisy or intimidating. The E-SCAN provides a stress-free MRI examination. The patient lays comfortably outside the magnet and extends only the anatomy being studied into the magnet. The exam is virtually silent and completely claustrophobia-free.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered non-invasive and it offers fewer risks than some diagnostic alternatives. MRI offers a valuable tool to the Orthopedic Surgeon, essentially providing a window into the human body without using potentially harmful x-rays or invasive techniques. The MRI system uses radio waves and magnetism rather than x-ray to create images of the human anatomy.

Open MRI E-Scan

The E-SCAN system features an open magnet design that combines a spacious exam environment with the ability to provide images so detailed that they approach the fine-line anatomical drawings found in medical textbooks. These images are of such amazing clarity and detail that it allows our physicians to pinpoint a number of problems that can occur in the extremities. The E-SCAN system complements and extends the range of high quality diagnostic services already available at East Houston Orthopedics.

A doctor's prescription is required for an MRI scan. Your own physician is the best judge of whether or not you may benefit from an MRI examination.