American Health Imaging San Antonio

American Health Imaging
San Antonio

Welcome to American Health Imaging of San Antonio. 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 of San Antonio 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.

We want patients to leave American Health Imaging of San Antonio 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 MRI San Antonio center.

MRI San Antonio

MAGNET: 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 San Antonio utilizes the GE Signa LX Excite 1.5T short bore magnet, which represents the highest advances in MRI technology available in San Antonio, including the most recent sophisticated diagnostic software upgrades. The 1.5T short bore MRI system delivers better accommodations than any other high-field design for the needs of all patients, including those who suffer from claustrophobia.

A typical exam will last between 20 and 45 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.

The Siemens Emotion 16-slice LOW-DOSE CT scanner.

Patient-Friendly Design

  • Modern system design allows for excellent patient access.
  • Highly detailed imaging with very short breath-hold requirements.

Dose Reduction Features

  • Innovative technology automates dose according to patient size, weight, and anatomy, providing high-quality images at the minimally required dose.
  • Industry’s leading detector material provides exceptional image detail at the reduced dose.

Exceptional Clinical Benefits

  • Fast, minimally invasive vasculature evaluation of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities using CT Angiography.
  • Cutting-edge technology delivers high-quality images, allowing visualization of small details.

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 MRI San Antonio procedure, see the Exam Preparation, What to Expect, and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Choosing a Location for an MRI
Because an MRI is an expensive procedure, physicians tend to recommend one only when they feel that it is truly necessary. Patients who receive a referral for an MRI should follow through so that they can receive the most accurate diagnosis possible. The cost of an MRI varies widely, and patients should investigate their options to be able to find a lower-cost alternative. Quality of care is another critical factor in a patient’s decision.

We provide our MRI San Antonio procedures at the most competitive prices to be better able to serve patients in the local area. We also offer an experienced staff of knowledgeable radiologists and MRI technologists, caring nurses, and expert physicians. Patients visiting our center can be certain of good care.

We want patients to leave American Health Imaging of San Antonio 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 MRI San Antonio center.

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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