American Health Imaging Vestavia

American Health Imaging Vestavia

Welcome to American Health Imaging Vestavia 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.

We want patients to leave American Health Imaging Vestavia MRI with the confidence that their care was top-notch. It’s why we offer the Siemens Open MRI and 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.

Vestavia MRI

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 Vestavia MRI utilizes the GE Excite 1.5T open bore MRI, which represent the highest advances in MRI technology, including the most recent sophisticated diagnostic software upgrades.

The open bore MRI provides clear, unobstructed space on three sides, allowing a pleasant non-claustrophobic exam. The openness also facilitates the scanning of large 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.

Using new magnet design and technology, the 1.5T open bore MRI system delivers better accommodations than any other high-field design for the needs of all patients, including those who suffer from claustrophobia. The result is the shortest and widest whole body magnet available.

American Health Imaging Vestavia MRI can offer the most precise image quality and clinical performance without compromising patient comfort. 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 procedure, see the Exam Preparation, What to Expect, and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

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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