MRI Services In Athens, Georgia.

MRI Services

MRI Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a painless, noninvasive tool used to obtain clinically useful diagnostic information. This technology provides the clearest and most precise image of brain, cervical spine, lumbar and thoracic tissues in order to provide quick and accurate diagnosis. Unlike other imaging modalities that require the use of radiation, MRI uses a strong magnet field and radio waves to create an image and has no known harmful effects. 


MRA

Another type of MRI, Magnetic Resonance Angiogram is used to diagnose abnormalities in the arteries of the brain. This may be used in conjunction with an MRI for patients experiencing migraines and provides useful information regarding problems with the blood vessels that may be causing reduced blood flow. MRA imaging focuses on the head and neck.

MRI Facilities

Our state-of-the-art MRI and MRA procedures are performed on-site at our Athens campus.  Ample parking and handicap accessibility is provided.

MRI FAQs

Q:  How does the MRI machine work?
A:
  The machine measures the radio waves sent through your body by a strong magnetic field in order to create a picture of the inside of your body.


Q:  Why do I have to have an MRI?
A:  An MRI is the fastest, most accurate way for your doctor to detect abnormalities, including their location and what tissues are involved. 


Q:  How can I prepare?
A:  Most of the time, there is no need to restrict your diet or regular routine.  You can take regularly scheduled medications unless there are specific instructions.  If there is any need for further preparation, instructions will be given to you at the time of making your appointment.


Q:  Are there any restrictions for an MRI?
A:  Yes, and your physician will go over all of these before making your appointment. Because the MRI machine uses a strong magnetic field, which will move objects made with iron or steel, let your doctor know if you have:

  • A pacemaker
  • Aneurysm clips
  • Cochlear implants
  • A neurostimulator (TENS unit)
  • Metal implants
  • Steel surgical staples or clips
  • An implanted drug infusion device
  • Any implant made partially or wholly of iron or steel
  • If you're pregnant, let the doctor know.
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