To book your MRI in Mesa, call 480-308-7718
To book your MRI in Chandler, call 480-306-7008
MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging is used as a diagnostic tool to view the internal structures of the body. Using radio waves and magnetic fields to make images, MRI are used 30 million times every year in the US alone. It is considered an exceedingly safe modality, yet there are underlying potential risks of injury to patients due to strong electromagnetic (EM) fields used in MRI scans. It is important to declare any known metal, medical implants or piercings to ensure your safety. Also, women who are pregnant or may be pregnant should speak to our staff.
Arizona Advanced Imaging uses an Open MRI for patient comfort and Closed 1.5 high field MRI. The open format is a good alternative for those that are nervous about an MRI because of closed spaces. It is open on the sides and offers more room and more air flow than a traditional MRI. It is also good for larger patients.
When you arrive for your scan, you will be asked to change into a gown, removing any jewelry/metal prior to your scan. NOTIFY A TECHNOLOGIST IF YOU HAVE A PACEMAKER OR OTHER IMPLANTED DEVICE. You will be led into the imaging room, and guided to a moveable table. The technician will position you for your particular scan, and then they will move the bed into the tube of the MRI machine. Most MRI scans take 20-45 minutes to complete. You are asked to remain perfectly still and hold your breath for certain periods in order to get an accurate image.
The most common feedback is that the machines are very loud. It is true, and this is why we furnish headphones/earplugs.
Notify a technologist if you require any special accommodations (claustrophobia, obesity, sensory issues, etc.)