Diagnostic Imaging and X-Rays
As one of the most advanced MRI practices in Central Florida, Complete Care Diagnostic Imaging provides the injury imaging and essential care you need after a car accident. You'll have access to cutting-edge technologies delivered in a relaxed, caring atmosphere where your health care needs are our top priority. Because our imaging services are for Complete Care patients only, we can get you in and out faster.
Services We Offer
We are committed to providing great patient care through our diagnostic imaging services. We offer a range of diagnostic services and have a team of radiologists and MRI technicians who provide the exact level of care you need — and deserve.
With Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), your health care professional will gain a closer look at your body's internal structures. This non-invasive procedure relies on magnets, radiofrequency waves and powerful computers to produce precise, detailed images of areas like your intervertebral discs and spinal cord.
Compared to traditional cylindrical-shaped MRIs, open MRIs are more spacious. This diagnostic imaging machine is open on three sides and won't surround your entire body. If you are claustrophobic or can't use a closed design, open MRIs deliver the same quality imaging in a more comfortable and accessible alternative. Our new open bore MRI machines have a wider opening which allows a more diverse population to be scanned comfortably and other new technologies:
- Distortion-free, whole-body DWI scans and reliable fat saturation for both DWI and TSE sequences.
- Biomatrix Technology captures breathing patterns and head motion to anticipate movement during a scan and ensure high-quality results
- Use of artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically position patients faster so patients spend less time end to end.
MRI Process: What to Expect
If you need an MRI after a car accident, you may not know what to expect, especially if it's your first time undergoing diagnostic imaging.
While you don't need to prepare much, here are a few things to know:
Before Your MRI:
- Leave behind all metal objects like jewelry and hairpins, and discuss any bodily implants that may contain metal, like pacemakers.
- Complete an MRI Screening Form.
- Change into a gown.
During Your MRI:
- Get on the table, which will then move into the open-ended tube.
- Know you'll hear clicking and banging, which is normal as the magnetic field is altered.
- Lie relatively still and prepare to repeatedly hold your breath.
Depending on the type of imaging exam, you can expect your MRI to last 20-45 minutes.
Tips for Getting an MRI
Today's MRIs are more open and spacious than ever. If you are still nervous about your exam, remember these tips:
- Communicate with the technologist: You can communicate with your technologist through the scanner's speakers. They'll inform you of how much time remains, and you can tell them how you're feeling throughout the exam.
- Distract yourself: If you want to block out some of the noise with a distraction, ask for earplugs or a headset.
- Bring someone: Having a loved one present in the MRI room can make the experience less intimidating and stressful.
- Create a plan: If you think the MRI will be difficult to manage, talk with your primary doctor. They may prescribe oral medication to ease your anxiety or switch to an open MRI or a different test like an X-ray after your car accident.
Traumatic Brain Injury Protocols
When you visit Complete Care Diagnostic Imaging, you'll undergo advanced brain scanning techniques if we suspect you have a traumatic brain injury.
Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DTI or DT-MRI) is a diagnostic technique that obtains images of brain abnormalities or areas not functioning properly. Another technology we use is Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI), which helps us visualize the brain's veins to check for bleeding or traumatic injury.
DTI, sometimes called DT-MRI, is short for Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This innovative diagnostic technique is a variation on the standard MRI that is used to create images of internal organs through magnetic images. The DTI isolates water movement within the brain, which allows doctors to pinpoint regions that are not functioning properly. Traditional MRI scans cannot highlight these abnormalities because they do not have the capability of tracking water molecules in the same way.
SWI is a technological advancement that enhances the contrast in MRIs to detect the differences and characteristics of tissues in the brain. It is particularly useful for the visualization of veins in the brain, which is helpful to see traumatic brain injury or bleeding after an auto accident.
About Complete Care
Since our founding in 2011, Complete Care has been providing personalized injury care for car accident patients. From the beginning, it's been our goal to deliver treatments to improve both the quality of injury care and the rehabilitation process. As a fully integrated health system, we strive to meet each individual's needs while alleviating pain, promoting healing and restoring function.
Because we focus on compassionate injury care, patients feel supported throughout the process. Now, with more than 30 practices in 10 countries, more patients have access to our individualized medical care solutions in their communities.
Don't Wait, Schedule an Appointment Today!
Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. When they do, we are the go-to for advanced diagnostic auto injury imaging and X-ray services. Our fully integrated health system will ensure you receive the car accident diagnosis, treatment, pain management and injury rehabilitation you need.
If you've been injured, schedule an appointment for a day that works best for you.
Meet The Team
"Wonderful professionals, pleasant to deal with, extremely smart and friendly, skilled workers and probably the most professional and well educated young professionals I have ever had the opportunity to do business with and to take care of me. Excellent telephone communications and service. I have been having to deal with MRI, CAT Scan, many x-rays and hundreds of tests due to being in many car accidents, due to drivers behind me talking on cell phones and they not paying attention to their driving."
- C. Thompson Dunn