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MRI services offered in Burbank, CA


MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) provides the most highly detailed images of the inside of your body, enabling your doctor to diagnose and assess your condition accurately. Burbank Imaging and Open MRI in Burbank, California, uses state-of-the-art Hitachi Airis II™ Open MRI technology.  The Airis II offers the latest innovations in quality and accuracy while ensuring patients have a comfortable MRI experience. For more information on the benefits of open MRI, call Burbank Imaging and Open MRI Inc today or book an appointment online.

MRI Q & A

What is an MRI?

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) procedure uses magnets and radiofrequency waves to create highly detailed views of your internal organs. Atoms in your body send out signals when they react to the radiofrequency energy, which the MRI technology interprets and transforms into images.

Burbank Imaging and Open MRI uses the state-of-the-art Hitachi Airis II™ Open MRI.

This award-winning MRI machine uses the most advanced technology to deliver high-quality images while ensuring the most comfortable experience possible.

The Airis ll’s open design can easily accommodate larger patients and eliminates the MRI claustrophobia many people experience in standard enclosed MRI machines. Open MRI is also ideal for children.

Why would I need an MRI?

MRIs are an invaluable diagnostic tool. They provide your doctor with the most detailed pictures of your insides and are better at reproducing soft tissues like muscles and organs than X-rays or CT scans. Some of the many symptoms and conditions suitable for MRI diagnosis lude:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Dislocated joints
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and other ligament injuries
  • Knee joint fluid build-up
  • Torn meniscus
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Bone, brain, and breast cancer
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Blood vessel blockages
  • Ear and eye nerve disorders
  • Strokes
  • Head injuries and concussions
  • Heart disease

The highly skilled radiologists at Burbank Imaging and Open MRI can help your doctor find the underlying cause of any medical symptoms and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

MRIs are also useful for assessing ruptures in breast implants and malfunctioning medical devices such as artificial joints. In addition, your doctor can evaluate the progress of your disease or see how well you’re healing after treatment.

Burbank Imaging and Open MRI specializes in using MRIs to assess personal injuries from workplace or auto accidents and sports injuries. Internal physical trauma needs urgent and accurate evaluation to ensure you get the correct treatment. Untreated or orrectly managed injuries can lead to severe complications that significantly reduce your quality of life.

What does an MRI procedure involve?

During your MRI, you lie flat on the treatment bed, and the machine’s powerful magnets drive radiofrequency waves into your body. You won’t feel anything, and the open MRI technology is also much quieter than a standard MRI.

The procedure takes around 30 minutes, sometimes a bit more or less, depending on the reason for your MRI. Your Burbank Imaging and Open MRI technician can provide you with entertainment glasses and earphones, so you pass the time watching videos. If you feel more comfortable, a friend or family member can stay with you.

The radiologists analyze the MRI results afterward and get them back to your doctor within 24 hours.

To find out how you can benefit from cutting-edge MRI, call Burbank Imaging and Open MRI today or book an appointment online.