American Health Imaging
Welcome to American Health Imaging Stand-Up MRI. 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 Stand-Up 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) 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 biological effects.
What is Stand-Up MRI?
The revolutionary design of FONAR’S 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 weight-bearing state.
Distinctive Benefits Include:
• Only one in the state of Georgia
• Flexion and extension available for cervical and lumbar tests,
can reveal more pathology
• 0.6T makes it twice as strong as most open MRI’s. 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
• Aneurysm clips
• 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 hours. Your doctor will discuss the results of the exam with you.
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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