MRI Of Neck And Back Specialist

Precise MRI of Michigan

Medical Diagnostic Imaging Center located in Lathrup Village, MI

If you need an MRI of your neck and back due to an auto accident, herniated discs, inflammation, or any other problems, get the best from the board-certified team at Precise MRI of Michigan in Lathrup Village. With state-of-the-art technology, like a weight-bearing simulation for the lumbar spine and flexion and extension for the cervical spine, and a relentless focus on patient comfort, getting an MRI of your neck and back has never been easier. To schedule an appointment, call or book online today.

MRI of Neck and Back

What is an MRI of the neck and back?

MRIs of the neck and back examine the soft tissue, like the discs and nerves, of your spine.

They can detect a variety of conditions including spinal stenosis, bulging discs, and spinal tumors.

This noninvasive, painless exam generates high-quality, three-dimensional, digital images of your cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine. Unlike CT scans or X-rays, there’s no radiation with MRIs.


Why would I need an MRI of my neck and back?

MRIs of the neck and back are instrumental in detecting and evaluating the severity of many conditions including:

  • Tumors in your spine or surrounding soft tissues
  • Bulging (herniated) spinal discs
  • Aneurysms
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Spinal inflammation
  • Soft tissue and joint disorders
  • Bone abnormalities
  • Infection within or near your spine
  • Abnormal spinal curvature, known as scoliosis
  • Spinal birth defects
  • Injuries from sports or automobile accidents

The team at Precise MRI of Michigan uses the images to diagnose and monitor these conditions, often in collaboration with another specialist, like your neurologist, orthopedist, or primary care provider.


How should I prepare for my MRI of my neck and back?

While you likely will not need to modify your diet, medications, activity, or sleep, there are a few factors important to consider to ensure the MRI of your head and neck goes safely. The technicians need to know if you have any metal anywhere in your body, including:

  • Brain aneurysm clips
  • Vascular stents
  • Pacemakers
  • Defibrillators
  • Artificial joints
  • Inner ear implants
  • Some heart valves

Additionally, if you have ever worked with sheet metal or been injured by shrapnel, it is important to let the Precise MRI staff know.  All of these circumstances pose risks to your safety as well as the quality of the machine’s imaging. While the team will check, make sure to leave any metallic items like your pen, change, or jewelry as well as any digital items like your mobile phone outside the room before your exam.

If you are pregnant, notify the MRI technician staff. If you experience claustrophobia, let your radiologist know. Precise MRI has an open MRI  that may better serve you. Alternatively, your physician can provide mild sedatives.

If you need an MRI of your neck and back, schedule with Precise MRI of Michigan today by calling or booking online.