MRI is often requested for the first imaging evaluation of victims of an auto accident. This is because many victims are injured to the spine, joints, and muscles. MRI uses radio waves and magnets to create detailed images of the body. MRI is more accurate than CT and Xray in evaluations of the spine, muscles, tendons, and joints. MRI is also better than X-ray radiation for evaluations of auto accident victims.
X-rays should be considered if there is severe pain, deformity, or deformity in the area that could indicate a fracture. Even on an emergency basis, X-rays can be obtained quickly and cheaply.
On an emergency basis, CT scans can also be performed. CT scans, which are state-of-the-art X-rays, use computers to take pictures of the inside of the body and bones to evaluate fractures better. They can also detect internal bleeding that could occur in an accident.
Radiation exposure to the American populace is so every day that CT scans are the most commonly used method of diagnosing medical emergencies. Radiation exposure also occurs through X-rays. MRI examinations are more common than ever because they don’t expose the body to radiation and provide valuable information about the spine, muscles, joints, and tendons.