What is MRI?

MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a non-invasive procedure used to provide images of the body’s internal structures. MRI uses a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to generate clear, exceptionally detailed “pictures” of the area of interest, without using radiation. It is a painless procedure.

An MRA, or magnetic resonance angiography, is simply an MRI that focuses specifically on your arteries.

What is MRI used for?

MRI is often used to evaluate:

  • Organs of the chest and abdomen (heart, liver, biliary tract, kidneys, spleen, pancreas and adrenal glands)
  • Pelvic organs (including male and female reproductive organs)
  • Blood vessels (via MRA)
  • Breasts

MRI can be used to diagnose and monitor a variety of health conditions, including:

  • Cysts and tumors
  • Heart problems
  • Blockages or enlargements of blood vessels
  • Diseases of the liver, other abdominal organs, small intestine, colon and rectum
  • Causes of pelvic pain
  • Breast cancer

Why Choose NGMC Imaging Services

Northeast Georgia Health System’s Imaging Services provides a comprehensive range of imaging technologies and services to help physicians diagnose and treat disease and illness. Serving the North Georgia community, Imaging Centers of Northeast Georgia Medical Center are conveniently located in Braselton, Buford, Dawsonville and Gainesville. Inpatient and outpatient imaging services are also offered at all three hospital campuses in Gainesville, Braselton and Barrow.

NGMC Barrow offers a 1.5T high-field MRI with Philips Ambient Experience which includes special lighting, sound, and projected imaging. This creates a relaxing experience for the patient as most MRI technologies have loud noises. Our Buford, Gainesville and Braselton locations offer wide-bore MRI technology that provides a spacious environment for patients.

Connect with us

Do you have questions about MRI services offered at NGMC? Call 770-219-7666 to speak with a member of our team.

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Do I Need A Referral?

Yes, all imaging services require a referral from a doctor or urgent care center. To request a referral, call or message your provider through MyChart.