Sometimes your MRI test
results may be different than those from
X-ray tests because the MRI scan is more
Other procedures, such as an arthrogram or
arthroscopy, may be used to evaluate shoulder
problems. For more information, see the topics
Open MRI machines are now
made so that the magnet does not completely surround you. Open MRI is useful
for people who are claustrophobic or obese. But these machines are not
available everywhere. Also, these machines may not be able to do all the
studies needed to check for problems.
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