Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 

MRI/MRA Hours in Dallas TX

MRI Accredited FacilityMagnetic 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 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 at SWDIC?

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.

MRI Preparation Instructions 

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.