Our Services

Pembina High-Field MRI specializes in helping Canadians and Americans obtain high quality diagnostic imaging for reasonable prices and without waiting.  If you have a requisition for CT or Ultrasound we would be glad to help you find the right provider. 

 

Our services at a glance

  • MRI of the Head, Shoulder, Arm, Wrist, Hand, Spine, Hip, Pelvice, Leg, Knee, Ankle, Foot
  • Screening for Multiple Sclerosis.
  • All Exams have simple pricing that include a radiologist interpretation report and disk with the images on it. 

The following is a brief discription of how High-Field MRI is used most commonly.  If you have an MRI requsition for a scan that is not listed we can still help you.  These are just the most common scans.  

Knee Injuries:
 
Along with X-Ray High Field MRI is the best test for diagnosing problems in the knee.  MRI’s advantage on X-Ray it’s ability to see damage to soft tissue, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and meniscus.  It can also see knee fractures that might not be visible on other radiology modalities.  MRI is excellent at and commonly used to diagnose tears, sprains and strains in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL Tear), Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL Tear), Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL Tear).  These are often sports related injuries along with contusions in the knee joint or damage to the tendons.  MRI can also detect degenerative related disorders such as arthritis or narrowing of the cartilage.  Other uses include buildup of fluid in the knee joint, infections like osteomyelitis bone tumors or post operation review due to complications.  
 
Other symptoms that might trigger your doctor to refer you for an MRI include decreased range in motion, knee cap (patella) injury or dislocation (dislocated patella) or a weak feeling in your knee.  
 
Shoulder Injuries:
 
HighField MRI is the preferred modality for looking at many tears, injuries and damage to the shoulder.  MRI is commonly use to analyze patients who have symptoms or histories for rotator cuff tears, damage to the bicep tendon or glenoid labrum.  MRI is also able to well visualize the soft fibrous tissue rim that aids in stabilizing the shoulder joint.  
 
High Field MRI is useful for patients who might have degenerative disorders (arthritis or labral tears).  As mentioned above rotator cuff disorders such as tears, tendonipathy and impingement are all well visualized on MRI.  Sports injuries and work injuries from repetitive motion, vibration or impact are also well diagnosed on MRI.  MRI can see bone tumors in the shoulder bones and joint, infections (such as osteomyelitis) or swelling/fluid.  
 
Common symptoms that would trigger an MRI referral include pain or swelling in the shoulder area, unexplained pain that is not getting better with treatment, decreased range of motion in the shoulder, or looking at progress after shoulder surgery.  
 
Spine and Back Pain
 
MRI is the most sensitive exam for assessing the anatomy of the spine.  It is capable of producing images of alignment, discs, ligament or spinal cord injury and vertebrae.  MRI can look for intervertebral disc disease which can be a bulging or herniated disc or intervertebral joint disease.  Any of those could be causes of lower back pain or sciatica.  Other causes of back pain that MRI can assess are compression fractures, bone swelling and edema.  MRI looks carefully at the spinal cord and nerves and can see if there is impingement, pinched nerve or infection of the spinal cord.  
 
Multiple Sclerosis:
 
High-Field MRI is an effective way of screening for Multiple Sclerosis with a high level of certainty.  At Pembina High-Field MRI we do a non-contrast scan of the brain and a scan of the Cervical Spine to look for lesions that characterize the condition.  
 
Brain MRI:
 
High-Field MRI is also highly sensitive for scanning the head and brain for chronic or acute symptoms.  MRI is highly effective at finding and characterizing brain tumors and infections in the head.  It can also find and differentiate types of strokes and other types of  brain hemorrhages or clots (venous thrombosis) in the brain.  Other common uses for MRI of the brain are to assess multiple sclerosis, disorders of the pituitary gland, disorders of the inner ear or eyes, aneurysms or arterial blockages (occlusion).     
 

The information above is not meant to diagnose or to be medical advice.  It is important you consult your doctor or chiropractor about whether your symptoms can be assesesed with MRI.  The information is curated from http://www.radiologyinfo.org/ 

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Pembina High-Field MRI
652 ND-59

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

 

Phone: +1 701 335-7742+1 701 335-7742

 

Email: info@pembinamri.com

 

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