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Santa Barbara Extremity MRI
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualize organs and structures inside the body. It is used to find problems such as tumors, bleeding, injury, blood vessel diseases, or infection. MRI also may be done to provide more information about a problem seen on an X-ray, ultrasound scan, or CT scan.
Santa Barbara Extremity MRI delivers a level of patient comfort that exceeds the expectations of a traditional MRI experience. Reclining in a comfortable padded and adjustable chair, only the targeted anatomy is positioned within the MRI system. The exam preparation by the technician is both faster and easier than that of a traditional MRI. The innovative design provides a more peaceful, patient-friendly environment to put feelings such as discomfort, restlessness, anxiety and especially claustrophobia to rest. The Santa Barbara Extremity MRI delivers all this comfort and ease without any comprise to the image quality thanks to the powerful 1.5T magnet. A comfortable and relaxed patient is less prone to accidental movement, allowing our scans to produce more clear and consistent images time and again.
MRI Patient Preparation: An extremity MRI scan requires little preparation for patients. There are no fasting restrictions or special requirements. You should notify the technician if you have any of the following: Aneurysm clips, Artificial heart valves, Cardiac pace maker, Metallic implants or shrapnel, Previous gunshot wound, Permanent (tattoo) eyeliner, Pregnancy or Sheet metal worker.
Santa Barbara Extremity MRI provides our referring physicians with uncompromised quality while simultaneously allowing physicians to improve the experience of their patients. The scanner's industry-leading gradients deliver 70mT/m of power and 300T/m/s of slew rate, while short echo spacing and high signal-to-noise ratio enable high resolution and sharp images. Physicians can now request 1.5T quality acquisitions of the arm, including elbow, wrist and hand; or the leg, including knee, ankle and foot-and get the image quality and consistency they expect from a more powerful, conventional MR system. Santa Barbara Extremity MRI also works with local radiologists and provides images through the same system most local physicians currently utilize.
Address: 2936 De la Vina St, Suite 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Parking: There are a limited number of parking spaces available adjacent to the building and 90 minute parking is available along De la Vina St.