Pensacola Radiology Consultants offers the most sophisticated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) services in our community. PRC radiologists use MRI scanners.
MRI is a diagnostic radiological procedure. MRI utilizes radio waves to produce an image of the body. This type of imaging produces radiation that is not harmful to the body.
MRI technology can be used to image any body part but is particularly useful in applications related to the brain, spine and musculoskeletal system. For example, it is the leading technology used to diagnose strokes, disc herniations, and ligament and minimal tears in the shoulder or knee.
MRA provides images of the blood vessels. Most exams are performed without any need for injected contrast material. Occasionally, contrast material (gadolinium chelate) will be introduced through an arm vein to provide additional detail and information.
Gadolinium is safe for almost all patients, and used with caution in some cases for patients with pre-existing kidney disease