American Health Imaging
Stand-Up MRI


Imaging Equipment: Stand-Up MRI

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 imaged with the normal weight of the body on the spine and other joints – an advantage that leads to a more accurate diagnosis.

Distinctive Benefits Include:
• American Health Imaging Stand-Up MRI Atlanta is the only one in the state!
• Flexion and extension available for cervical and lumbar MRI tests,
and can reveal more pathology
• 0.6T makes it twice as strong as most open MRI’s. Paired with
advanced software and whole body applications, the Stand-Up 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.

For more information about your procedure, see the Exam Preparation, What to Expect, and Frequently Asked Questions pages.