Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics Tennessee offers a state-of-the-art MRI technology to better serve our patient’s needs. An MRI is a non-invasive way to take a look inside your body and help determine what kind of treatment you need. All you need to do is relax and lie still.
NOTICE: An MRI is not harmful in any way. However, it is very important that you tell your doctor about any surgical procedures you’ve had in the past, and if you have a pacemaker or any implants made partially or completely out of iron or steel.
Our MRI Center offers:
Our larger MRI is a patient-friendly, short-bore magnet with unparalleled openness, with an extra-large opening for patient ease and comfort. It is designed to facilitate feet-first entry so the patient’s head can remain outside for the majority of exams.
Our extremity MRI
Reduces or eliminates feelings of claustrophobia.
Reduces the need for sedation
Quieter than standard MRI scanners
More comfortable patient posture
lessens unintended movement
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a way to diagnose certain disorders, injuries, and diseaseswithout x-rays, surgery, or pain.
MRI technology uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create a very clear picture of internal body structures and then measures the response.
MRI technology provides information to help you and your doctor make better decisions about your health care.
MRI is a non-invasive, painless exam with no known side effects or after effects.
Preparing for your MRI exam
No special preparation is required.
You may eat and take your prescription medications as usual and follow your normal, everyday activities.
Your doctor will tell you if there are other instructions.
You may be asked to change into a gown.
You may bring someone with you. They will be asked to wait in the reception area.
A secure place to store your valuables will be provided.
We are proud to provide patients with state-of-the-art MRI equipment that has the versatility needed to meet demanding clinical requirements.
Our MRI machines provide comfort for the patient while delivering the consistently high quality images.
Once your MRI exam is complete, the images will be read by a highly qualified and experienced Board Certified radiologist who is specially trained.
Your doctor may also read your MRI pictures and will tell you the next step to take following your MRI exam.
Your MRI Exam
You can speak with the technologist through an intercom system during your exam.
You will hear some loud knocking sounds when the MRI pictures are being taken.
The only thing for you to do is relax and HOLD STILL.
If necessary, a “contrast agent” may be administered that allows the radiologist to see the image more clearly.
The typical exam lasts about 30 minutes to usually no more than an hour.
After your exam you will feel normal and can resume your regular activities.
You should tell your doctor if you have had brain, ear, eye, or other surgery. Because the MRI machine uses a strong magnetic field you should tell your doctor or the MRI technologist if you have any of the following – a pacemaker, aneurysm clips, a neuro-stimulator (Tens-unit), metal implants, an intrauterine device (IUD), steel surgical staples or clips, an implanted drug infusion device, foreign metal objects in your eye, shrapnel or bullet wounds, permanent eyeliner, or any implant made partially or wholly of iron or steel. If you are pregnant, be sure to tell your doctor or the MRI technologist. Do not bring any metal objects into the exam room including coins, jewelry, watches, glasses, credit cards, keys, hair pins, hearing aids, dentures, or partial plates.
Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics
394 Harding Place, Suite 101
Nashville, Tennessee 37211
General Office Hours:
Monday – Friday | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday | 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
P: (615) 832-9966
F: (615) 832-9968
We accept most insurances. Please call our office for additional information.