Services : MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a technology that allows your physician to see inside your
body without surgery or potentially harmful ionizing radiation. MRI utilizes a strong
magnetic field along with radio waves to produce an image. The MRI has no known
What is Stand-Up MRI?
The revolutionary design of FONARS Stand Up MRI allows patients to simply walk in, sit down, and watch TV during
the scan. The Stand Up MRI allows all parts of the body, particularly the spine and joints, to be images in a
Distinctive Benefits Include:
• Only one in the state
• Flexion and extension available for cervical and lumbar tests,
can reveal more pathology
• 0.6T makes it twice as strong as most open MRIs. Paired with
advanced software and whole body applications, this MRI produces
images of exceptional quality and diagnostic value.
• ACR Accredited
• Accommodates large patients (up to 500 lbs.), and those who cannot lie flat
• Watch TV while being scanned!
• We are in network with most insurance plans, we accept attorney liens, and offer great cash prices
Is there any risk?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is very safe. There are no health risks associated with the magnetic
field or the radio waves used by the machine. However, some special circumstances limit the
use of a magnetic field. It is important for you to tell us if you have any of the following:
Cardiac pacemaker or artificial heart valve
Metal plate, pin or other metallic implant
Intrauterine device, such as Copper -& IUD
Insulin pump or other infusion pump
Previous gun wound
Inner ear implant
Metal fragments in your eye or other parts of your body
Permanent (tattoo) eyeliner
How should I prepare for the exam?
No special preparation is needed. You can eat normally and take medication as usual, unless
your doctor has given you other instructions. You may find it easier to relax if you avoid
drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages prior to your exam.
How long will the exam take?
The length of the exam depends on the type of MRI exam your doctor has ordered. Most exams are
completed within 30 to 60 minutes.
How do I get my exam results?
After your exam, the radiologist will review your images and a report will be sent directly
to your doctor. Reports are available within 24-48 hours. Your doctor will discuss the results
of the exam with you.