Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans can be crucial pieces of evidence in personal injury lawsuits. The detailed images can convince a jury or judge that an injury occurred as a result of an accident or negligence, rather than aging and genetics.
MRI scans are universally accepted by insurance companies and courts because of their objectivity and superiority to older forms of imaging, like X-ray. Different radiologists may have differing interpretations of the scans, but in general, the results of an MRI scan provide definitive evidence to a judge or jury.
Another great advantage of MRI scans is that they use no radiation, and thus are safer than alternative forms of medical imaging. Instead, MRI scans use powerful magnets to develop highly detailed scans of the body. These powerful magnets require special attention for those with pacemakers or other implanted devices, but scans can still be safely given to most cardiac patients.
Litigation MRI scans are helping everyone from injured motorists to football players with traumatic brain injuries. It’s this versatility that makes MRI scans the gold standard for determining medical history.
Unfortunately, MRI scanners at hospitals are expensive and in high-demand.
This may lead the doctor to prescribe rest for your client’s injury before signing off on an MRI scan. If you’d like to move your case along, we can help schedule an affordable and timely scan. Precise Imaging has years of experience and accepts cases on lien. Advantages of working with us include:
- Fast and easy scheduling – Call Precise Imaging at (800) 558-2223 or schedule an appointment online. We have over 70 locations, many open nights and weekends, to get your scans done quickly and professionally.
- A variety of delivery options – Obtain scans on compact discs or other secure media for reliable access. We’re experienced in handling potential evidence and same-day reporting is available in many locations.
- A range of imaging modalities – Whether you need dual-focus X-ray tubes or an open MRI machine, we’ve got you covered. For any type of medical imaging, we’ll harness our flexibility to get you the best images for your case.
- Our facilities are patient-focused – We know that patients who have suffered an injury are under stress and possibly in pain. Our highly trained techs will make sure patients are comfortable and stress-free as they undergo imaging.
Precise Imaging has served more than 150,000 patients throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. Whether you’re an attorney or a patient, we can schedule an appointment at a convenient time and place. Call (800) 558-2223 or make an appointment online.
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