At American Health Imaging, we’ve invested in the most up-to-date imaging equipment to enhance the patient experience and provide the highest-quality diagnostic images at up to 75% less than at a hospital. These same technologies also allow for greater patient comfort and faster exams, which means your referring physician will get the answers they need… quickly. When you’re dealing with an accident, injury or chronic disease, it’s reassuring to know the efficient workflow at American Health Imaging will have you in and out and results sent to your doctor in a couple of days, not weeks!
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a type of imaging system that utilizes radio waves and a strong magnetic field to generate images of the body. A powerful computer is used to create these images by controlling the interaction of radio waves within the magnetic field and displaying these interactions as a series of images.
There is absolutely no cumulative risk of radiation with an MRI. Your doctor will order an MRI to diagnose a disease, an injury, or to see how well a treatment is progressing.
Magnetic resonance images can be acquired for any part of the body, but the common areas include brain, spine, neck, breast, abdomen, muscles, soft tissues and joints. At American Health Imaging, we utilize a short bore magnet system by Siemens that has a more open feel than the traditional long bore magnets but still provides superb image quality.
The AHI Benefit
At American Health Imaging, you can expect to receive high-quality, state-of-the-art MRI studies from board-certified radiologists at our 25 locations in the Southeast.
- State-of-the-art imaging equipment
- Board-certified radiologists
- Fully accredited by the ACR and IAC
- Results available in 24 hours
- 25 locations in the Southeast
- Same-day and next-day appointments
- Weekends and evenings available
- Up to 75% less than hospitals
- In-network preferred insurance provider
- Competitive self-pay rate
What to Expect
Typically lasting 30 to 60 minutes, MRI studies require very little preparation. Your technologist will simply ask you to remove jewelry, belts and other metal objects, and they will help you lie comfortably on a cushioned table. That table will then slide into the circular MRI machine, where you’ll remain for the duration of the exam. As the technologist collects images, they’ll be able to see, hear and speak to you, alleviating any concerns you may have.