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Magnetic Resonance:

Resonance Studies of the Musculoskeletal System

MRI studies bring awareness to the importance of early, accurate and detailed diagnosis of injuries to bones, muscles or joints.

In the Magnetic Resonance Unit we have two newly upgraded pieces of equipment and the latest in technology, one is a 3 Tesla resonator and the other a 1.5 Tesla (Tesla magnet power unit)

We are aware of the importance of early, accurate and detailed diagnosis of injuries to the musculoskeletal system resulting from professional sport, amateur activity or life in general as well as other injuries of traumatic, inflammatory, infectious, degenerative or a tumoral nature.

In professional or amateur athletes early and accurate diagnosis of injuries results in a complete treatment and a return to activity at the right time, the injuries in these patients carry significant emotional impact so resonance images provide the clinician and the patient with the ability to concretely evaluate the type of injury for proper decision making, for appropriate treatment, and help decide the right time to reinstate the patient or athlete to their workouts and gives us the ability to monitor the evolution of the injury.

Conventional MRI protocols include major body joints and special situations such as:

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist and Hand
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Foot
  • Protocol for musculotendinous injuries.

We have trained medical staff who can obtain images with the best spatial resolution, supervised by radiologists. Studies have an established protocol that can be modified according to the type of injury and the findings observed in the first images, of which might be considered dynamic and "tailored to suit the needs of the patient."

Currently our degree of specialization allows us to perform more detailed studies that are not available in other dynamic imaging rooms such as specific anatomical positions and arthroscopic magnetic resonance through intra-articular injection of material directly to the shoulder joint and hip that increases the detail, sensitivity and specificity of diagnosis.
We also have the new "Cartigram" software that evaluates the integrity of the articular cartilage matrix, especially its collagen component and can detect the earliest stage of chondromalacia, also useful for monitoring cartilage implants.

Studies are thoroughly evaluated by trained and skilled radiologists, to generate a specific report of the findings.