American Health Imaging
Independently Owned and Operated by:
Pro Radiology, LLC
A franchisee of American Health Imaging
Welcome to American Health Imaging Buckhead1. This website is part of our effort to be informative and accessible for both patients and physicians.
Diagnostic imaging is a highly sophisticated tool to help physicians determine the best course of treatment for their patients. To deliver maximum value for our imaging services, American Health Imaging takes pride in performing two jobs exceptionally well:
- We make the imaging experience comfortable, pleasant, safe and efficient for patients.
- We provide superior service, quality and support for our patients referring physicians.
We want patients to leave American Health Imaging Buckhead MRI with the confidence that their care was top-notch. That’s why we guarantee our performance to all patients and to their physicians. Please feel free to fill out our patient survey card and let us know about your experience at our center.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves (no radiation) to create an image of many parts of the body, especially the brain, spine, and joints.
American Health Imaging utilizes the Siemens Magnetom Espree 1.5T open bore, which represent the highest advances in MRI technology, including the most recent sophisticated diagnostic software upgrades.
The open bore MRI provides much more room than traditional MRI, allowing a pleasant non-claustrophobic exam. The openness also facilitates the scanning of larger people with a higher level of comfort. You will be able to see and communicate with the technologist performing your exam. To add further comfort, you may have a family member or friend sit in the room with you.
A typical exam will last between 30 and 60 minutes and requires no special preparation. You should eat normally and follow the normal dosage of your prescribed medications unless your doctor gives instructions to do otherwise. For more information about your MRI procedure, see the Exam Preparation, What to Expect, and Frequently Asked Questions pages.
Computed Tomography (CT), widely known as a CAT scan, is medically referred to as simply CT. In its early days of development and use, it was called Computerized Axial Tomography, hence the term CAT. At American Health Imaging, we have the Siemens Emotion 16 slice CT scanner.
CT is generally a relatively quick procedure that uses x-ray beams to create computer-generated image of soft tissue structures, such as tumors and internal organs, and air cavities (sinuses, lungs). It also has advantages in skeletal and neurological imaging. Its radiation doses to the human body are considered minimal due to the speed in which the x-ray is delivered.
The procedure requires you to lie in a horizontal position, either on your back or stomach, and remain comfortably still. A flat, moving table goes through the center of a donut-shaped x-ray machine. X-ray beams from a number of positions are aimed at the area being studied. A special detector measures the amount of absorbed radiation. This data is transformed by a computer into a digital image.
For more information about your CT procedure, see the Exam Preparation and Frequently Asked Questions pages.
American Health Imaging also offers:
- MR Arthrography for enhanced imaging and Ultrasound
As a courtesy to all patients desiring to schedule appointments, we request that you provide a minimum of 24-hour notice for cancellation. Please understand that every appointment time is specifically reserved and custom designed for that patient’s particular medical condition and exam type. To efficiently refill a time-slot and accommodate all patients desiring to schedule, it is crucial we have as much notice of cancellation as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
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