Cayman Medical - Setting new standards for MRI imaging
Offering unique MRI services in the Cayman Islands:
- Physiologic Imaging
- Open, Silent & Comfortable
- Patient Comfort & Safety First
- Low carbon footprint - Environment friendly
Open MRI - wide space - no claustrophobia
= no sedation needed
No more feeling like laying in a coffin. This open, spacious MRI gives you the comfort and feeling as simply laying on a bed - without fear of narrow/tight spaces. This open setting allows to avoid sedation/taking medication to calm you down at all.
Dynamic MRI - Unprecedented physiologic imaging
Dynamic imaging for improved accuracy. Imaging under dynamic conditions can show pathology (reason for your health concerns), otherwise not detected with a sstandard (static) MRI. This helps your doctor providing you with the best possible treatment.
In-Motion MRI - New frontiers in medical diagnostics
Real-time MR Images not been possible before. Using our fast acquisition sequence, we are able to show the MR images (the inside of your body/area of concern) in real-time, which helps your doctor finding the reason for your health issues or confirming a suspected diagnosis. We are able to save and provide these dynamic imaging to your doctor also for later review.
Weight Bearing MRI - The extra edge for your treatment
Gravity is our friend! The first of its kind in the Cayman Islands and even the Caribbean, allowing imaging patients in laying as well as standing position. This is a more physiologic method and mimics the "real live" scenario when usually symptoms occur. Many symptoms and pathologies occur or are emphasized when the patient is in the weight-bearing position. Standard MRI often overlooks or underestimates reasons for e.g. back, hip or knee pain because usually it happens in an upright/weight bearing position. This could lead to receiving inadequate treatment. Adding the weight bearing method increases confidence for finding the right treatment for you.
Patient Comfort - Silent and ambient temperature
Traditional, high field MRI, limited by its nature, is extremely loud, making it necessary to wear ear protection. Our silent MRI is barely audible, and the patient can even hold a regular conversation with our experienced MRI technologist during the exam. In addition, the unique physics of our MRI does not necessitate extreme cooling of the room, which increases your comfort level further.
Protect your environment - lowest carbon footprint
This "Green" MRI system uses a fraction of the power employed by traditional MRIs, significantly decreasing our carbon footprint. We are proud of being able to provide not only the latest medical achievements to our patients but also protecting our nature at the same time. This MRI has one of the lowest energy consumptions on the market, compatible to a hair dryer. Yes: HAIR DRYER. And that's only while actively scanning. In standby modus, the consumption decreases to only 14% of its "work" consumption.
Be in control - Access your imaging and reports instantly & anytime
Our Patient and Doctor portal allows you and your doctor accessing your diagnostic imaging and reports at anytime. No more requests for prints or CDs or walk to the clinic necessary. Just login and be in control.
Specialty MRI Services
From "Head to Toe"
Brain, Orbits, Internal Aditory Canal (IAC), Sella (Pituitary), Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ), Neck
Craniocervical Junction, Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine, Sacrum, Sacroiliac joints
Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Fingers, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot, Toes, Extremities
Flexion & extension and other modes of mobility
Real-Time imaging of joints
Supine to upright imaging from 0 to 90 degrees
Frequently AskedQuestions (FAQs)View All
What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an imaging procedure that uses strong magnets and radio-frequency pulses to generate signals from the body. These signals are processed to create very detailed images of the body. No harmful radiation is used.
What to expect during your MRI?
You will be asked to complete a safety questionnaire to make sure you can be scanned safely.
It might be necessary to change your clothing prior to the exam if it contains metal. You are welcome to bring your own comfy dress such as pajama or cotton shorts.
Most of the time, you will have visual and communication contact with the technologist - for a higher comfort level.
During the exam, you will be surrounded by ambient lights which help you relax. Most patients fall asleep or simply doze off during the exam.
To increase your comfort level, we play soothing melodies and sounds or you can even choose your own music.
The body part that is being examined will be placed in the center of the scanner. You may be positioned in such a way to better see the anatomy. The scanner may move and you may be scanned lying down or standing up. You may be asked to change positions during the exam. The technologist will explain to you what you will be doing before and during the exam.
A coil will be applied to the body part that is being imaged. There may be sponges or straps to help position you. You will need to remain still.
The machine will make some mild buzzing or knocking sounds, which usually do not exceed ordinary room noise levels. The technologist will speak to you periodically.
The exam may require an injection of contrast. The contrast is called Gadolinium. It may be injected into a vein. If you are having an arthrogram, you will have an injection of contrast into the joint. The contrast provides the radiologist additional information. This information may be necessary for a better diagnosis.
There will be a series of exams ranging from 3 minutes-8 minutes. The technologist will communicate with you between each exam.
The exam is usually painless. A specialized doctor, called a radiologist, reads these images and the report is sent to your doctor. Your doctor will explain your results to you at your follow up exam.
How long does an MRI exam take?
An exam may take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the exam.
What are the risks? Is MRI safe?
MRI is generally safe. There are no known side effects. You will be asked to complete a safety questionnaire. There are certain metallic and electronic implants that cannot be scanned safely or only scanned under certain situations. Pregnant patients can be scanned with special precautions. There is a small risk of allergic reaction to the contrast. You will be given a medication guide prior to the administration of intravenous contrast. If you are on dialysis or have severe kidney disease, your doctor may need to draw labs before you have intravenous contrast.
Please find below further MRI safety information and screening forms:
General MRI Information
MRI Contrast Guide
MRI Screening & Consent Form
Is this MRI suited for children and elderly?
This open and silent MRI is especially suited for young patients/children and elderly patients. Parents or loved ones may sit in the same room with the patient, providing a higher comfort level during the entire exam.
How can I make an appointment?
Please give us a call at 623-1000 to schedule an appointment or send us a message via our CONTACT FORM.
Roland Talanow, MD PhD
Dr. Talanow is a US board certified radiologist who completed his Radiology residency as well as a Nuclear Medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland/Ohio, USA.
Dr. Talanow is highly involved in medical education and research, particularly in the field of Radiology together with a broad international network of health experts.
Aside being Series Editor of a Radiology book series, Dr. Talanow also authored several specialty/radiology books as well as several books about the United States Medical Licensing Examination.
Dr. Talanow fulfills a position as affiliated professor at the University of Bern/Switzerland, as well as Editor-in-Chief of a PubMed indexed international medical journal.
Over the last 20 years of his career, Dr. Talanow held numerous presentations and publications and received multiple awards from national and international medical societies.
He continues to focus his work on medical education and developed many web-based programs that serve this purpose. (Some examples: 1, 2, 3, 4)
US board certified, society awarded Medical Doctor, providing a broad spectrum of Radiology services in the Cayman Islands with focus on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), especially Neuro, Spine and Musculoskeletal imaging.View more details about Dr. Roland Talanow