Part of our mission at SBJI is to provide quality orthopedic care to our patients. One of the ways we do this is by investing in state of the art technology. Our open MRI is one of these investments.

Unlike traditional MRI machines where the patient lays on a table and travels through a tunnel surrounded by magnets, the open MRI allows the patient to view their surroundings while the magnet works above them.

The open MRI works very well for patients with claustrophobia, large or heavy patients, or patients who would otherwise be uncomfortable during an MRI exam.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe, painless way for your physician to look into the body. Unlike an X-Ray, a MRI creates a picture of the soft tissue and provides information that can improve the diagnosis. The exam uses radio waves and a magnetic field to create the images, which are transferred onto ray film so the doctor can interpret them.

A complete MRI exam usually takes 40 - 60 minutes.

If you have other questions or concerns, please contact our office.

We are also proud to announce that our MRI service has earned accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Magnetic Resonance Laboratories.

Our MRI is one of the first 500 MRI's in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico to be so recognized for it's commitment to high quality patient care and it's provision of quality diagnostic testing.