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Welcome to American Health Imaging, the only fixed outpatient Dunwoody MRI facility in the SW Atlanta corridor. 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 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.
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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 Dunwoody MRI utilizes the Siemens Magnetom Essenza 1.5T short bore magnet, which represents the highest advances in MRI technology, including the most recent, sophisticated diagnostic software upgrades. These software upgrades will allow us to perform any exam for your physician ranging from neuro, musculoskeletal, and abdominal imaging to advanced cardiac (heart) studies and contrast-enhanced angiography.
Our Siemens short bore MRI will make you feel at ease with its extra spacious design. In fact, our Dunwoody MRI is wide enough to accept patients who weigh up to 450 pounds. 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.
Ultrasound (US) is also provided.
American Health Imaging utilizes the GE LOGIQ e for performing ultrasound procedures.
For more information about your Ultrasound procedure, see the Frequently Asked Questions pages.
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