Atlas Diagnostic Imaging



Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI Scanning center in Fairview Heights and St. Louis

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a method of obtaining detailed images of the internal body structures without the use of ionizing radiation. This is accomplished by placing the patient in a magnetic field which produces harmless radio waves when the magnetic field changes. These signals are then picked up by sensitive sensors and transferred to a computer that produces detailed images of the body based on the characteristics of the tissue. This technique is now being used as a primary tool by trained radiologists for diagnosis with no known side effects following an MRI examination.


Our MRI Experience

Atlas Diagnostic Imaging, one of the best MRI center in St. Louis and Fairview Heights, focuses on patient comfort and convenience as much as image quality and best medical practices. We acquired MRI machines that are state-of-the-art in image quality, speed, and comfort, that is the reason why we are leading MIR diagnostic imaging center in St. Louis and Fairview Heights.
Our GE Aera Wide Open Gantry MRI offers a larger area for the patient combined with a shorter and well-lit interior that provides a more comfortable experience. This machine produces less noise and, coupled with noise-cancelling headphones, allows the patient to listen to their choice of music. This machine offers claustrophobic patients a more successful MRI experience, all thanks to its open gantry style and shorter scanning time that decrease anxiety substantially.


Our Extremities Open MRI offers an extremely convenient MRI imaging experience with very high image quality.

Its open style and small form factor allow the patient to lie on a chair completely outside of the machine while imaging their arms or legs; perfect for claustrophobics. With a magnetic field strength of 1.5T and smaller field-of-view, the image quality is supreme and the scanning time is short.

How Safe Are MRIs?

MRIs are very safe and non-invasive. Compared to Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) scans, MRI scans do not employ potentially harmful x-rays and rely instead upon harmless magnetic fields and radio frequencies. However, because the machine uses powerful magnets, patients will be required to remove all metals from their person. Patients with metal implants and electronic devices such as a pacemaker, for example, may not be good candidates for MRI exams.

Points to be noted while preparing for MRI:

Magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI Scanning) , usually known as an MRI exam, can produce a very detailed image of all parts of the body. It is noninvasive and uses no radiation. The procedure is painless and has no side effects. Specific things you will have to work on before MRI scanning : Restrictions before MRI imaging : The MRI machine uses a powerful magnetic field, so the MRI scanning is not appropriate for those who have had brain, ear or eye       surgeries; women who are pregnant; or people who have:
  • Pacemakers
  • Cochlear implants
  • Metal pins, surgical staples, screws or plates
  • Foreign metal object in the eye
  • Neurostimulator
  • Aneurysm clips or stents
  • Implanted drug infusion device
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
  • Shrapnel or bullet wounds
Clothing and Accessories :
  • The magnetic field in an MRI room can be disrupted by metal and electronic goods including zippers, jewelry, watches, hearing aids, pens, and belt buckles. You will be given a location to put these goods throughout the process, so if at all feasible, leave them at home.
  • Depending on the surgery, you might be allowed to wear your regular clothes or requested to change into a hospital gown. You must lie down on a table for the MRI process, so dress comfortably and loosely. Athletic clothing without zippers, such as sweatpants, T-shirts, or sweatshirts, can be an excellent choice.
Food, drink, and medication:
  • Unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise, take your medications as prescribe.
  •  You can eat and drink normally before an MRI Scanning.
Before the Procedure for MRI scanning:
  • You will respond to a questionnaire about safety.
  • The best time to eat and drink before getting an MRI varies depending on the procedure. Unless otherwise instructed, continue to take your medications and eat and drink as usual.
  • You may need to ingest contrast material or get an injection of contrast into your bloodstream for some MRI exams.
  • If you have allergies, asthma, or other significant health issues, you will be questioned. An MRI with contrast material might not be possible for you if you have severe kidney disease.
Following paperwork to be done before MRI scanning:
  • State ID or a driver’s license with a photo cards proving coverage
  • Incomplete Medication Record
  • A finished copy of the MRI Safety Screening Questionnaire
  • For any implanted devices, a wallet card

Comprehensive MRI Diagnostic Centre in St. Louis

Experience comprehensive diagnostic services at our MRI diagnostic centre in St. Louis. We specialize in a wide range of imaging techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to detect and evaluate various health conditions. With cutting-edge equipment and skilled professionals, we prioritize accuracy and patient comfort, ensuring a seamless diagnostic journey.

Advanced MRI Diagnostic Clinic in St. Louis and MRI Scanning Center in St. Louis

At our advanced MRI diagnostic clinic in St. Louis, we are dedicated to delivering high-quality imaging services. Our clinic offers accurate and detailed MRI scans to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diverse medical conditions. Our team of expert radiologists and caring staff is committed to providing exceptional care in a compassionate environment. Advanced imaging technology at our MRI scanning center in St. Louis. Our Atlasdiagnosticimaging facility offers precise and detailed diagnostic scans, ensuring accurate results for a range of medical conditions. Trust our experienced team of radiologists and technicians to provide personalized care and timely diagnosis.

MRI can be the ideal modality of imaging for the following reasons

Cancer and Oncology

Cancer patients will find MRIs to be an important and universal aspect of treatment. MRIs allow accurate and radiation-free imaging for preoperative staging and play a critical role in the accurate diagnosis and follow-up for treatment or removal of tumors.


MRIs are the diagnostic imaging technique of choice when it comes to matters of the brain. Not only do MRIs not carry the same radiation exposure risks associated with CT scans, but they also produce a clearer image of the brain’s delicate structures. MRIs are also recommended for imaging of the brainstem and other complex cranial structures where other imaging procedures are not as effective. Generally speaking, if the brain or spine is involved, an MRI will be the exam of choice.

Vascular Imaging

A common application of MRI technology is vascular magnetic imaging. MRIs have certain intrinsic benefits over other traditional vascular diagnostic methods like ultrasound and CT scan. The images of vascular structures produced by MRIs are more accurate. They don’t emit any harmful radiation, and some approaches don’t even require contrast. They can also provide images without the distortion caused by surrounding bone or air, which can interfere with other imaging techniques like ultrasonography.

Spinal Injury

The significance of MRI scans in cases involving spinal injuries cannot be overstated. In spinal injuries, Spinal MRI scan provides clear, convincing evidence when it is presented properly, but the case may be undermined if the image doesn’t clearly indicate the injury or if there is any doubt about the accuracy of the attorney’s assessment. Although all personal injury lawyers are aware of these principles, they should also have a basic understanding of the various imaging technologies in order to use the diagnostic imaging successfully. This comprises the strategies used by radiology specialists to produce high-quality, diagnostically useful images. The greatest and most modern MRI scanners are available at Atlas Diagnostic Imaging Center, and they produce high-quality images that satisfy the requirements of lawyers in personal injury cases. Our radiologists are considered the best in the nation in spinal, work-related injury.