Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Clearly superior to many other techniques, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has proven very valuable for diagnosing many joint, spine, neck and musculoskeletal disorders, enabling doctors to see some body structures that may not be visible by other methods.
For patient convenience – and to ensure optimum communication between professionals and the best coordination of your care – Orlin & Cohen has in-house MRI imaging facilities with the latest in technology at 444 Merrick Road in Lynbrook, 1732 Sunrise Highway in Merrick, 45 Crossways Park Drive in Woodbury, and 3480 Veterans Memorial Highway in Bohemia. Our offices are accredited facilities of the American College of Radiology.
We have a high-resolution, short-bore unit in Lynbrook and Woodbury, which minimizes both the MRI scan time and the potential 'claustrophobic' experience. Of note, for scanning many body parts the patient's head is completely outside of the magnet.
Our facilities in Merrick and Bohemia feature a state-of-the-art, open MRI, which eliminates the ‘claustrophobic’ feeling altogether, as it is open on all sides while still maintaining its ability to scan body parts with incredible detail.
We have acquired a state-of-the-art, seated Extremity MRI unit which ensures excellent image quality and the ultimate in patient comfort.
Beyond image quality, the key to the value of MRI testing is the interpretation or reading of the MRI scans. At Orlin & Cohen, we pride ourselves in providing the interpretive services of a radiology team led by Steven Sharon, MD who is one of the very few fellowship trained radiologists in the musculoskeletal specialty in the metropolitan area.
To further enhance the patient's experience when an MRI proves necessary, images are immediately forwarded and available to your physician in digital form. These MRI scans can subsequently be accessed by your doctor from any secure location.
If your Orlin & Cohen specialist has determined that an MRI is necessary, our knowledgeable office staff can take care of the rest: from scheduling your appointment, to obtaining authorization from your insurance company.