Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a powerful diagnostic tool that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed images of the body’s internal structures. Our blog section offers a wealth of information on MRI technology, its applications, advancements, and how it is revolutionizing medical diagnostics.

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It Begins: How AI Will Make MRI MUCH More Valuable

In the not-too-distant future, AI will change medicine and make radiologists extinct. In fact, several new research studies show that this AI imaging revolution is already quietly happening. Let’s dig in. Current MRI Imaging is Held Back By Having a Human in the Equation Today’s MRI begins with a patient being placed inside a superconducting…read more

How Good are Hip X-rays and MRIs In Diagnosing the Cause of Hip Pain?

Imaging by itself is often useless in determining why someone has pain. Despite that fact, patients often believe the opposite, that their x-ray or MRI study is a critical tool for making the diagnosis of why their knee or hip hurts. Today we’ll explore research showing that hip x-rays and MRIs are often awful at…read more

Can You Have Serious Neck Injuries and a “Normal” MRI?

MRI has been a game-changing technology in medicine. However, as I have blogged many times, our overreliance on MRI reports as physicians who treat patients in pain isn’t a net positive. So today we’ll go over a concept that’s not new, that serious traumatic neck injuries may not be detected on MRI. Let’s dive in.…read more

The Proper Use of Interventional Orthobiologics Requires Reading Your Own MRIs!

So much of what I do every day to help patients relies on three key skills. Today we’ll go over one of those or how to read MRI images and why that’s critical for a successful Interventional Orthobiologics practice. Let’s dig in. What Is Interventional Orthobiologics? Interventional Orthobiologics is the practice of injecting Orthobiologics into…read more

Using Upright Cervical MRI to Diagnose CCI

Neck MRI is often an art and there are units that allow the patient to be imaged while sitting or standing. Today we’ll get into why these units can be very helpful and how that impacts the diagnosis of Craniocervical Instability or CCI. Let’s dig in. What Is CCI? CCI stands for Craniocervical Instability. That…read more

Why Are Knee Bone Marrow Lesions A Big Deal?

What is a bone marrow lesion? If you have knee arthritis, why should you care? Today we’ll dig into why these are a big deal through the story of a basketball player’s knee. What Is a Bone Marrow Lesion? Many think that a joint like the knee has two main parts – the bone and…read more

Whiplash Leads to More Long-term Pain at 20 Years

Does getting a neck injury in a car crash, even if it heals, cause long-term problems? That’s what a recent study set out to determine. Let’s dig in. WAD More than 20 years ago, some Canadian researchers in Quebec (QTF or Quebec Task Force) came up with the term “WAD” which means “Whiplash Associated Disorders”…read more

Meniscus Tear MRI? – Please Read This

Key points: Meniscus tears in middle-aged or older people are as important as wrinkles – they are a sign of normal aging New research shows that all sorts of once serious findings exist in the knees of patients without pain Many studies now show that the most commonly used surgery to treat meniscus tears doesn’t…read more
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