MRI Appointment Information
MRIs are often used to diagnose spine and back pain
MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce a high-contrast image that can help your doctor determine potential causes of your pain, including fractures, nerve impingement, muscle tears, disc herniation, scar tissue, inflammation, and swelling.
Instructions for your MRI Appointment
We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know at least 24 hours before your scheduled time by calling (404) 843-3323.
What you can expect at your MRI appointment
You will be scanned in a Hitachi Airis II Open MRI scanner (see picture below). This machine tends to be much more comfortable for patients and alleviate potential feelings of claustrophobia.
Before your scan, you’ll be asked to fill out a screening form to ensure you do not have any metal in your body that could be harmful to you during your scan. You may be asked to change into a gown or scrub pants for the scan, but you will be provided a locker to lock up your belongings.
Additionally, we have a wide variety of music to choose from, face masks, and other techniques if you feel nervous about your scan. Our caring staff members will do everything they can to help you feel comfortable. We will listen to your concerns, answer any questions you might have, and check on you throughout your MRI.
How long does the MRI take?
Typically, each MRI will take 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete; however, it may vary with what type of MRI the doctor has ordered for you.
What to expect after the MRI is completed
We will provide you a copy of your images that you will need to take to your follow-up visit with the doctor. We will also validate your parking at the end of the MRI.
A certified radiologist will review your images and a report will be sent to your doctor for review.
Medical Quarters Imaging
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30342