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Advanced Diagnostics and Screenings

At Keystone Physical Medicine, we're proud to offer advanced diagnostics and screenings to best diagnose and treat any medical condition you may be suffering from. By partnering with Intermountain Imaging and Lab Corp, we now have access to all the valuable diagnostic tools our team of medical professionals needs to get you back on your feet and living life to its fullest.

Intermountain Imaging is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and LabCorp provides medical laboratory tests and other services we may need to diagnose your condition. Our clinic chose to partner with LabCorp because it uses an impressive number of national primary clinical laboratories and testing labs. Let's take a look at some of the advanced diagnostics and screening tools Keystone Physical Medicine now has access to thanks to our partnerships.

MRIs

MRI refers to Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and this diagnostic tool allows our staff to see inside your body. This valuable tool makes it easier for our doctors to identify certain abnormal conditions or diseases that may otherwise go undetected for a while. As an added bonus, MRIs don't use the same type of radiation used in X-rays or computed tomography (CT) scans.

For the most part, MRI exams are complex and require specialized tools and equipment. The procedure relies on a combination of a powerful magnetic field, radiofrequency energy, powerful computers, and other important equipment to create clear diagnostics of a body's internal structures. Essentially, MRIs create images that show visible differences between unhealthy and healthy tissue.

Why Do Clinics and Hospitals Use MRIs?

Since its creation, MRI technology has proven itself to be a valuable and powerful tool for diagnosing many conditions that would otherwise go undetected. Our doctors prefer to use an MRI when examining the following:

  • Brains
  • Spines
  • Pelvic Regions
  • Joints
  • Breasts
  • Blood Vessels
  • Hearts
  • And Other Parts of the Body

Is MRI Technology Safe?

MRI is fast becoming the preferred diagnostic tool of choice, and rightly so. Each year, it's estimated that about 10 million patients undergo an MRI. As long as medical professionals follow recommended safety precautions, MRI procedures are very safe and painless.

It's important to note that patients with certain metallic implants might not be able to undergo MRI procedures because of the powerful magnetic fields involved. Things like heart pacemakers and external hearing aids can also become damaged during an MRI procedure. However, our team will always take the necessary precautions to ensure this doesn't happen during your procedure.

Are you in need of diagnostic services or screenings? If you're in the Meridian, Idaho, area, visit our clinic today or schedule an appointment. If you have questions or want to learn more about Intermountain Imaging or LabCorp, don't hesitate to give our office a call.