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Our Services

MRI Center services offered in Atlanta, Savannah, Conyers, Augusta, Macon and Decatur, GA

MRI Center

When you need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose orthopedic injuries and diseases, you don’t need to look any further than Spine Center Atlanta. Their on-site MRI services give you the convenience of receiving all of your care in one location and deliver a higher quality of care, including a faster diagnosis and treatment. To learn more about MRIs or to schedule an appointment, call one of the six offices in Atlanta, Savannah, Conyers, Augusta, Macon, and Decatur, Georgia, or book online today.

Why do I need an MRI?

You may need an MRI to evaluate your bones, joints, and soft tissues. An MRI rises above other diagnostic techniques when it comes to getting exceptional images of soft tissues such as spinal discs, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The physicians at Spine Center Atlanta rely on MRIs to evaluate and diagnose many conditions, including:

  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Compressed spinal nerves
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spine and bone tumors
  • Sports injuries
  • Infections
  • Arthritis
  • Bone disease
  • Knee injuries
  • Cartilage, ligament, and tendon injuries

The images from an MRI are so detailed they can detect serious conditions like tumors and arthritis at an early stage.

How does MRI work?

MRI devices create high-definition images using computer-generated radiofrequency waves together with a magnetic field. (You’re not exposed to any radiation.) This advanced technology detects movement in molecules inside the body and converts that information into images.

MRIs take cross-sectional images from top to bottom, front to back, and side to side. Then the computer uses the different slices to produce three-dimensional (3D) views.

The team at Spine Center Atlanta performs MRIs using the cutting-edge GE 1.5T Echospeed Plus Mobile MRI. This device can scan your entire body. At the same time, it shows precise details such as changes in the brain’s white matter.

What type of MRI technique is diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)?

Spine Center Atlanta uses their MRI device to perform DTI, a highly specialized technique that detects water movement in the white matter fibers connecting different parts of the brain. Your surgeon uses DTI imaging to map the white matter tracts. Then they use that information to plan your surgery and ensure that the areas are protected during surgery.

What should I expect during an MRI?

You complete a questionnaire to identify any issues that may prevent you from getting an MRI. For example, some implanted medical devices can’t go into the MRI machine. Otherwise, you don’t need to do much to prepare for an MRI. You can follow the same diet and only need to wear comfortable clothes. The MRI machine is open at both ends, so you won’t be inside a narrow tube. However, talk with your provider before your appointment if you have any concerns about claustrophobia or anxiety. You should be prepared for the machine’s intermittent noises. The most important thing is to lie very still throughout the procedure.

If you have questions about getting an MRI or need to schedule an appointment, call Spine Center Atlanta or book an appointment online today.

What We Do

Services & Conditions

ACL

ACL

ACL injuries or tears commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops of changes in direction.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

If you have experienced a car accident, sports injury, or a slip and fall accident and were diagnosed with a concussion, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury. It is best to see a doctor as soon as possible.

Failed Spine Surgery

Failed Spine Surgery

The team specializes in minimally invasive techniques and offers comprehensive care, including an on-site, fully-accredited outpatient surgical facility and a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center.

Neck Spine Surgery

Neck Spine Surgery

When non-surgical care doesn't help, the board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Spine Center Atlanta perform neck spine surgery to repair the underlying problem.

Non-Surgical Treatments

Non-Surgical Treatments

Non-Surgical Treatments services offered in Atlanta, Savannah, Conyers, Augusta, Macon and Decatur, GA

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator Cuff Injury services offered in Atlanta, Savannah, Conyers, Augusta, Macon and Decatur, GA

Auto Accident Injury

Auto Accident Injury

If you have experienced a car accident, sports injury, or a slip and fall accident and were diagnosed with a concussion, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury. It is best to see a doctor as soon as possible.

Cervical Disc Replacement

Cervical Disc Replacement

Cervical disk replacement surgery involves removing a diseased cervical disk and replacing it with an artificial disk.

What We Do

Facilities

Surgery Center

Surgery Center

Our renowned surgery center caters to surgeries related to extremities, interventional spine, and spine surgeries.

MRI Center

MRI Center

Our on-site MRI services give you the convenience of receiving all of your care in one location and deliver a higher quality of care, including a faster diagnosis and treatment.

Rehabilitation Center

Rehabilitation Center

Our rehabilitation team of highly trained professionals has a combined 70 years of clinical experience in the rehabilitation field, each one ready to put their experience to work for you. Our business office and support staff are fully bilingual.

Wellness Center

Wellness Center

Spine Center Atlanta’s Wellness Center offers a boutique-style experience to offer you the best in massage therapy, personal training, and well-being, everything you need to maintain a healthy and rewarding lifestyle.

Aqua Therapy

Aqua Therapy

The aquatic center offers a heated therapy pool at a depth of four feet with 12 massage jets to soothe sore and hurting muscles at the end of your therapy workout.

Acupuncture Center

Acupuncture Center

Acupuncture increases blood circulation to different parts of your body and relaxes your muscles to help alleviate pain.