If you’re dealing with health issues that require further investigation for proper diagnosis,an open mri procedure can offer a less stressful experience.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses radio waves and magnetic fields to collect medical information about body tissues and internal organs. It does not involve any type of radiation or x-ray to collect health information.
The procedure is especially helpful when examining small children and patients who suffer from obesity and claustrophobia.
Getting an accurate medical diagnosis is essential for both doctors and patients. For doctors, an accurate diagnosis is essential for proper treatment. For patients, an accurate diagnosis is essential for proper recovery.
With a wide variety of health conditions that have common symptoms, an accurate diagnosis is often difficult without lab tests, x-rays, and other forms of medical investigation. While some illnesses can be easily diagnosed and treated, others have vague symptoms that are difficult to diagnose.
When symptoms involve swelling and pain of internal organs, it’s almost impossible for doctors to give an accurate diagnosis without x-rays or open mri.
As a patient, it’s important to make sure you get an accurate diagnosis for your health concerns.
If you’re experiencing vague symptoms like aches and pains, extreme fatigue, nausea or vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, and sleep problems, you want to know what is causing them.
Your primary care doctor may need to refer you to a specialist who can give a more accurate diagnosis. Before you head to your appointment, it’s important to do a few simple things:
- Make a written list of your symptoms and questions. Time with your doctor may be limited, so a written list will help you cover all of your concerns.
- Know your family history, so your doctor can give you a more accurate assessment for risks of developing certain health conditions.
- Bring in all the medications that you are taking. These should include both prescription and over-the-counter medications.
During your appointment, speak freely with your doctor about your concerns and questions. If your doctor orders further tests, don’t be afraid or alarmed. Further testing may be required to get to an accurate diagnosis of your condition.