Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Dallas

MRI Accredited Facility

 

MRI/MRA Hours

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Monday - Friday / 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday / 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday / 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
Monday - Friday / 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday / 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday / 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Schedule an Appointment for an MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a strong magnetic field and radio frequency pulses to provide clear and detailed diagnostic images of internal body organs and tissues. MRI is a valuable tool for the diagnosis of a broad range of conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • MRI for Cancer
  • Heart and vascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Joint and musculoskeletal disorders

MRI allows evaluation of some bodily structures that may not be as visible with other diagnostic imaging methods.

View Types of MRI Exams

MRI Scanner


What should I expect during an MRI?

Depending on how many images are needed, the exam generally takes 20 to 45 minutes. Very detailed studies may take longer.

  • You will be asked to lie down on a sliding table and will be positioned comfortably.
  • The technologist and nurse will leave the room for your exam, but you will be able to communicate with them at any time using an intercom.
  • In certain circumstances, a friend or family member will be allowed to stay in the room with you during the exam.
  • You will be asked to remain still during the actual imaging process. However, between sequences, which last between two and fifteen minutes, slight movement is allowed.
  • Depending on the part of the body being examined, a contrast material may be used to enhance the visibility of certain tissues or blood vessels.
  • One of our Registered Nurses will place a small needle in your arm or hand vein, and an IV will run a saline solution through the intravenous line to prevent clotting. About two-thirds of the way through the exam, the contrast material will be injected.

MRI Scan

What will I experience during an MRI?

  • MRI is a painless procedure.
  • Some claustrophobic patients may experience a "closed in" feeling. If this is a concern, a sedative may be administered. (Please notify us ahead of time if you will require a sedative.) You may also schedule your exam in our "open bore " MRI scanner which will help alleviate this reaction.
  • You will hear loud tapping or thumping during the exam. Patients may choose either music, earplugs, or both to block out the noise.
  • You may feel warmth in the area being examined. This is normal.
  • If a contrast injection is used, there may be some natural discomfort at the injection site. You may also feel a cool sensation at the site during injection.

Where can I get an MRI in Dallas, Texas?

Contact us today to learn more about the MRI services at Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center in Dallas, TX.