Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

If your doctor has recommended that you have an MRI, UAMS offers you the best medical staff along with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure accuracy in your test results.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive imaging technique that provides our doctors with detailed images of body structures using radiofrequency waves produced by a magnet. Combining a strong magnetic field and radio frequency waves, these systems can probe the deepest tissues of the body for the diagnosis of disease. We use MRI for diagnosing and guiding treatment for disease and injury as part of our comprehensive radiology services.

UAMS also performs MRI imaging of the breast using a technique known was RODEO (ROtating Delivery of Excitation Off-resonance). RODEO Breast MRI is at least twice as sensitive as mammography and three times as specific. Each RODEO Breast MRI exam produces hundreds of 3-D cross-sectional images of the breast, which are then analyzed and reported by our doctors.

UAMS was one of the first hospitals in the state to install a 3.0 Tesla MRI unit. A Tesla is a unit of measurement for magnetic field strength and the 3.0 Tesla unit can produce higher quality images faster than the 1.5 Tesla MRI that is commonly used.

Frequently Asked Questions about an MRI

Contact Information

Office
501-686-5750

Hours
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Seven days per week

Location:
Map and Directions

MyChart

Appointments

What should I bring to the appointment? This is a self-referral clinic. Although UAMS does not require a referral for this clinic, some insurance providers require a referral for specialty care. Please check with your insurance provider prior to requesting an appointment.

Please call 501-686-5960 to request an appointment. Or, use MyChart to schedule an appointment online.

For your first appointment, please bring a picture ID and your insurance card. The UAMS medical staff will also need information about any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter medications. You should also bring any medical records you can provide.

For future appointments, please advise us of any changes in your insurance information or your medications.

What should I bring to the appointment?

MRI only
501-686-6032

Mammography Screening
501-526-7300

Location and Directions

Location
UAMS Medical Center,
1st Floor
Outpatient Center,
1st Floor 1E