Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Overview

Faster scanning. Higher resolution. Greater peace of mind.

At Fairfax Radiology, our team of experts and state-of-the-art MRI machines focus on one thing: you. This translates to a more accurate diagnosis and a better-tailored treatment plan.

Why Choose Fairfax Radiology for Your MRI and MRA Needs?

  1. Fairfax Radiology is the only provider in Northern Virginia where 100% of MRI/MRA images are read by musculoskeletal fellowship-trained Radiologists.
  2. Our subspecialty trained Radiologists focus on delivering precisely focused, high-resolution images. This commitment translates into a more accurate diagnosis, guiding you towards the most effective treatment plan.
  3. Early morning, afternoon, late evening, and weekend hours are available at our network of seven MRI locations.

MRI Technology at Fairfax Radiology

1.5T MRI

Experience the benefits of 1.5T MRI, designed for faster scans, making it ideal for chest and abdominal imaging, including breath-hold sequences, while also being suitable for patients with medical implants. 1.5T MRI is available at:

3T MRI
3T MRI stands out for imaging small bone, breast, musculoskeletal, neurological, and vascular systems. When the smallest details are crucial to your diagnosis, 3T MRI provides the resolution needed for a comprehensive and accurate assessment. 3T MRI is available at:

Wide-bore MRI
Wide-bore MRI offers enhanced patient comfort, reduced claustrophobia, and accommodates diverse body types. Wide-bore MRI is available at six of our MRI locations.

Ambient MRI
Ambient MRI technology allows you to choose from a variety of virtual settings to create a personalized environment. Ambient MRI is available at:

Sedation Services
For those who need it, we coordinate sedation services to ensure your comfort during the imaging process.

Explore our MRI procedures below to learn more.

 

Fairfax Radiology's convenient MRI locations map

Procedures

Body MRI

An imaging test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to captures images of the chest, abdomen and/or pelvic regions.

Breast MRI

A noninvasive test that uses an intravenous contrast, magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed images of the breast's soft tissue.

Cardiac MRI

An imaging test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to capture images of the anatomy of the heart in order to diagnose and monitor cardiac disease.

Fetal MRI

A type of MRI performed during pregnancy to evaluate a fetus for any conditions or complications that may be present.

Magnetic Resonance Angiography

A noninvasive test that uses a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to evaluate the function of blood vessels in the body.

Magnetic Resonance Arthrogram

A two-part exam that uses a magnetic field, radio waves and a contrast agent injected into the joint to show a more detailed image, including the cartilage, tendons and ligaments.

Magnetic Resonance Defecography

A noninvasive test that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to evaluate rectal function and determine how well the pelvic muscles are working.

Magnetic Resonance Elastography

A type of MRI that determines the stiffness (elasticity) of the liver by capturing the movements of the tissue and creating a color-coded map to pinpoint any areas of concern.

Magnetic Resonance Enterography

A noninvasive test that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to produce detailed images of the small intestine to help diagnose Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other abnormalities.

MR Neurography

What is MR Neurography? MR Neurography (MRN) is an advanced medical imaging technique that uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to produce detailed images of the...

Musculoskeletal MRI

A diagnostic test that uses magnetic resonance imaging to create images of the joint structures, including shoulders, hands, wrists, elbows, hips, knees, ankles and feet.

Neuro MRI

A type of MRI that helps diagnose tumors, herniated and degenerated discs, spinal injuries, brain injuries and any injuries or conditions associated with the central nervous system.

Neuro Quantification

A type of post-MRI assessment that measures sections of the brain and compares them to those measurements of healthy, age-related peers.

Prostate MRI

An imaging test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to capture images of the prostate and surrounding tissues in order to diagnose, evaluate and monitor diseases of the gland.

Physicians

Jonathan E. Alfert, M.D. portrait
Jonathan E. Alfert, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2002
Nuclear Medicine
PET CT
William M. Astor, M.D. portrait
William M. Astor, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2012
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Melany Atkins, M.D. portrait
Melany Atkins, M.D.
Joined Practice: August 2012
Cardiac Imaging
Body Imaging
Marilyn A. Barry-Brooks, M.D. portrait
Marilyn A. Barry-Brooks, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2015
Breast Imaging
Kara M. Beckner, M.D. portrait
Kara M. Beckner, M.D.
Joined Practice: August 2001
Body Imaging
Krzysztof M. Bochenek, M.D. portrait
Krzysztof M. Bochenek, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2005
Neuroradiology
Leslie A. Bord, M.D., F.A.A.P. portrait
Leslie A. Bord, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Joined Practice: August 2005
Pediatric Imaging
Raymond Chang, M.D. portrait
Raymond Chang, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2006
Neuroradiology
Pain Management
Jing Chen, M.D. portrait
Jing Chen, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2007
Breast Imaging
J. Richard Choi, ScD, M.D., FSAR portrait
J. Richard Choi, ScD, M.D., FSAR
Joined Practice: March 2001
Body Imaging
Brian K. Choi, M.D. portrait
Brian K. Choi, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2004
Neuroradiology
Paul J. Cunningham, M.D. portrait
Paul J. Cunningham, M.D.
Joined Practice: October 2009
Body Imaging
Sharon D'Heureux, M.D. portrait
Sharon D'Heureux, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2006
Body Imaging
Brian E. Godinez, M.D. portrait
Brian E. Godinez, M.D.
Joined Practice: June 2014
Breast Imaging
Brian S. Goldstein, D.O. portrait
Brian S. Goldstein, D.O.
Joined Practice: July 2002
Neuroradiology
Christopher Grady, M.D. portrait
Christopher Grady, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2007
Body Imaging
Edward D. Greenberg, M.D. portrait
Edward D. Greenberg, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2012
Interventional Neuroradiology
Kathryn Grumbach, M.D. portrait
Kathryn Grumbach, M.D.
Joined Practice: May 1999
Body Imaging
Abraham H. Jeon, M.D. portrait
Abraham H. Jeon, M.D.
Joined Practice: January 2015
Breast Imaging
Nakul Jerath, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. portrait
Nakul Jerath, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Joined Practice: July 2000
Pediatric Imaging
Kevin M. Johnson, M.D. portrait
Kevin M. Johnson, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2009
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Ravi S. Kamath, M.D., Ph.D. portrait
Ravi S. Kamath, M.D., Ph.D.
Joined Practice: September 2011
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Alex Hosong Lee, M.D. portrait
Alex Hosong Lee, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2000
Neuroradiology
John H. Lee, M.D., F.A.A.P. portrait
John H. Lee, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Joined Practice: July 2006
Pediatric Imaging
David P. Mehfoud, Jr. M.D. portrait
David P. Mehfoud, Jr. M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2004
Neuroradiology
Steven A. Meyers, M.D. portrait
Steven A. Meyers, M.D.
Joined Practice: March 2005
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Ian Mills, M.D., F.A.A.P. portrait
Ian Mills, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Joined Practice: July 2018
Pediatric Imaging
Philip Minshew, M.D. portrait
Philip Minshew, M.D.
Joined Practice: April 2008
Emergency Radiology
Neuroradiology
Christian T. Muller, M.D. portrait
Christian T. Muller, M.D.
Joined Practice: April 2006
Neuroradiology
Pain Management
Sameena F. Nasrullah, M.D. portrait
Sameena F. Nasrullah, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2002
Breast Imaging
Patrick J. Oliverio, M.D. portrait
Patrick J. Oliverio, M.D.
Joined Practice: December 2000
Neuroradiology
Daniel L. Overdeck, M.D. portrait
Daniel L. Overdeck, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2004
Body Imaging
Nandini D. Patel, M.D. portrait
Nandini D. Patel, M.D.
Joined Practice: November 2011
Neuroradiology
Samia Piracha, M.D. portrait
Samia Piracha, M.D.
Joined Practice: August 2006
Breast Imaging
Valerie A. Pomper, M.D. portrait
Valerie A. Pomper, M.D.
Joined Practice: March 2012
Body Imaging
J. Cullen Ruff, M.D. portrait
J. Cullen Ruff, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 1999
Body Imaging
Ingrid K. Schneider, M.D. portrait
Ingrid K. Schneider, M.D.
Joined Practice: October 2001
Thyroid & Lymph Node FNA
Body Imaging
Marianne Shih, M.D. portrait
Marianne Shih, M.D.
Joined Practice: August 2006
Body Imaging
Lily Chu Sicard, M.D. portrait
Lily Chu Sicard, M.D.
Joined Practice: August 2010
Breast Imaging
Marion Lee Spangler, II, M.D. portrait
Marion Lee Spangler, II, M.D.
Joined Practice: January 2013
Breast Imaging
Jeffrey A. Troy, M.D. portrait
Jeffrey A. Troy, M.D.
Joined Practice: May 2009
Neuroradiology
Bruce A. Urban, M.D. portrait
Bruce A. Urban, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2000
Body Imaging
Michael J. Varanelli, M.D. portrait
Michael J. Varanelli, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2002
Thyroid & Lymph Node FNA
Body Imaging
Quan D. Vu, M.D. portrait
Quan D. Vu, M.D.
Joined Practice: April 2010
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Pain Management
Luke L. Yao, M.D. portrait
Luke L. Yao, M.D.
Joined Practice: July 2007
Body Imaging

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