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Kentucky Orthopedic Clinic
Open MRI of Kentucky

The MRI Research Institute is conveniently located with on site parking on the Cumberland Falls Highway, one mile from I-75 in Corbin, kentucky.

MRI Research Institute

The MRI Research Institute was opened in July 2007 to provide a world class facility for advanced medical diagnostic studies. The facility’s development began with the purchase of a high gradient, high field GE research MRI scanner of which there are only six operational in the United States.

MRI Research Institute

The MRI Institute has also purchased an extensive library of advanced research software along with the capability of writing new software for diagnosing more difficult medical conditions.

CARE imaging is the pathway for allowing our patients to use the MRI’s advanced and powerful machine for routine scans.

The Acronym stands for:
Consistent
Accurate
Reliable
Excellence

MRI Research Institute

These are qualities that we take seriously and to which we commit ourselves. CARE Imaging is designed for the clinical entry point into our facility and allows for the same quality and applications of studies being developed by the MRI Research Institute for our patients.

            We have a friendly and helpful staff to make your experience a pleasant one.

Why have a MRI diagnostic test...

  1. It is a non-invasive and safe diagnostic test.
  2. MRI uses powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a powerful computer to visualize certain areas of the body not visible with a normal X-ray.
  3. The MRI is the best diagnostic tool for detecting abnormalities of the spinal cord, brain, knees, shoulders, ankles and wrists.
  4. MRIs are also utilized in diagnosing cancer, vascular disease, neurological disorders, sports injuries and trauma cases.
  5. Unlike the standard X-ray which uses ionizing radiation, the MRI has no adverse effects.

You CANNOT have a MRI scan if you have...

  1. A cardiac Pacemaker
  2. Cerebral Aneurysm Clips
  3. Cochlear Implants
  4. Implanted Insulin or Chemotherapy Pumps
  5. Implanted Neuro-stimulator Devices
  6. Pregnant
  7. Metal Fragments in the Eye(s)

Preparation for the MRI scan...

  1. No special preparations are necessary; eat, drink, and take medications normally.
  2. Wear comfortable clothes; if your clothing has any metal snaps or buttons, you will be asked to change into a hospital gown.
  3. Leave your jewelry and watches at home. These items are affected by the magnet, and you cannot wear them during a scan. Lockers are available, however we are not responsible for lost items.
  4. Be sure to bring all insurance info and ID cards.
  5. If your physician requested previous X-rays or CTs, please bring those films with you. You may have a family member or friend present during the scan, however this person must be screened for conditions that prevent them from being present in the scan room.


Payments for your MRI scan are accepted from...

  1. Medicare
  2. TennCare
  3. BlueCross/BlueShield
  4. Medicaid
  5. Worker’s Compensation
  6. Auto Insurance
  7. Commercial insurance companies
  8. Various government employee programs MasterCard, Visa, Personal Checks or Cash*

*We also accept any of the above as payment, co-payment or deductible. As a courtesy, we will verify your insurance coverage and inform you of any payment responsibility.

MRI test results...

  1. Scan reports are available within 24 hours, (same day scans and reports are available per physician’s request).
  2. All scans are reviewed by two board certified, fellowship trained radiologists; one of the radiologists is the nationally recognized Stephen Pomeranz, M.D., author of numerous textbooks on MRI.
  3. Your MRI report will be mailed or faxed automatically to your physician. MRI images are available to you on a CD upon request.

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CORBIN LOCATION
Kentucky Orthopedic Clinic: (606) 258-0300
MRI Research Institute: (606) 528-8400
Toll Free: 877-4KY-ORTHO / (877) 459-6784

MIDDLESBORO LOCATION
Kentucky Orthopedic Clinic: (606) 248-0050
Open MRI of Kentucky: (606) 248-0050
Toll Free: 888-MRI-TEAM / (888) 674-8326

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