Our Services

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

How does it work?

What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?

MRI is a valuable tool for detecting everything from heart and vascular disease, stroke, cancer and disorders of the muscles and joints.

MRI has been proven to be the most effective imaging technique to diagnose the majority of bone and joint disorders, icluding the various causes of acute injury and chronic pain. It greatly enhances the ability of the caring physician to direct each patient to the appropriate therapy.

Runyan and Mullinix Read - MRI pic

How we perform MRI

MRI uses magnets to produce magnetic fields that allow for determining differences between normal and abnormal anatomy. The great advantage of MRI for physicians and patients is that it can often help avoid unnecessary surgery and more invasive diagnostic procedures.

Most MRI scans can be completed in less than 45 minutes. Occasionally, IV contrast is needed to enhance images of certain tissues, organs and joints.

  • Face/Orbits
  • Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot
  • Spine-Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar
  • Breast
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand
  • Sacroiliac Joints
  • Head/Brain
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • Procedures include Arthrograms of Any Joint
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
Client Testimonials

What our clients are saying

I have used Atlanta Radiology for many years to have routine mammograms and other imaging tests. Dr. Smith and your staff have been wonderful throughout this process. Each time they treated me with tremendous caring and kindness and made a potentially stressful and anxiety-provoking experience less so.
– Jacklyn Moorehouse