We provide advanced imaging on-site for your convenience and to improve the timeliness of your care. MRI and digital X-ray services are available to help diagnose orthopedic conditions. We guarantee that we provide the most cost-effective MRI services in the Central Pennsylvania area. We utilize local radiologists to provide MRI interpretations. This proximity to our colleagues allows close communication to better diagnose your problems.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides detailed imaging of bone, muscle, tendons, ligaments and tissue. This non-invasive procedure does not use radiation or result in negative effects, making it a safe, effective diagnostic tool.
OIP offers advanced MRI technology for our patients at two of our convenient locations. Patients are also given the option to have an MRI examination performed in the same office location as physician appointments and are guaranteed imaging test results within 48 hours.
What does it mean to be an MRI Accredited Facility? Find out more with these frequently asked questions!
X-Ray Imaging Center Near You in Central Pennsylvania
When deciding where to get an X-ray, choose a location with the most qualified experts available, such as OIP. X-rays are one of the oldest and fastest methods of medical imaging. The machine uses beams of low-level radiation to produce images called radiographs. When the beam is focused on your body, the radiation reflects against hard, dense surfaces and passes through softer tissue such as muscle and fat.
The result is an image where bones are bright white, soft tissue is varying shades of gray, and other parts, such as the air in your lungs, are black. This type of image is helpful in numerous applications, including patients who have or may have:
- Broken or fractured bones and tooth decay.
- Joint issues such as arthritis or dislocations.
- A foreign object lodged inside their body.
We also use our X-ray services for various tests, including mammographies and fluoroscopies.
Although the idea of introducing radiation to your body may seem strange, the benefits of this process outweigh the risks. The radiation levels in X-rays are low, so you should not experience any harmful effects.
Children and fetuses are more sensitive to radiation. Children may still be able to get an X-ray. If you’re pregnant, your doctor will likely recommend other imaging tests such as an MRI.
Health Concerns That Result in an MRI or X-Ray
MRIs and X-rays are multipurpose tools our doctors use to diagnose and monitor many conditions. Both imaging services give doctors an overview of the body and raise flags on parts that need a closer look. They can also track progress in various diseases and treatments to help the doctors know how to move forward.
Both tests have distinct advantages when it comes to treating specific problems. X-rays are ideal for detecting potential fractures or diseased tissues. MRIs can provide a clearer view of soft tissue concerns, including nerve injuries, heart or brain issues and spinal cord injuries.
Preparing for Your MRI
- There is no special preparation needed. Plan to eat, drink and take any medications as scheduled.
- Our professional technologists will review your paperwork and ask you several safety questions and answer any questions you may have.
- Wear comfortable clothing without zippers or snaps. Remove all jewelry, hairpins, eyeglasses and hearing aids.
- Examination times typically range from 20 to 30 minutes.
- If you have young children, please make accommodations for them. Children cannot be left unattended in the office.
Although the MRI is a safe procedure, please let us know if you are pregnant, claustrophobic or experience pain when laying on your back for more than 30 minutes. We will provide a secure place to place personal items during the scan, as the magnet will damage wristwatches and erase credit cards.