How many scanners do you have? And what type are they?

We have four (4) MRI scanners. They are classified by their design and field strength.

  • 1.2T Open MRI
  • 1.5T Conventional MRI
  • 3T Conventional MRI
  • 3T Wide Bore MRI

What days/hours are you open?

MRI of Reston is open six days a week:

  • Monday through Friday: 6a-10p
  • Saturdays: 8a-4p

What is the difference between an Open MRI? Wide Bore MRI? Conventional MRI?

Open MRI scanners are designed to be open along the sides with the patient positioned beneath the magnet.

Closed MRI scanners are designed with an imaging bore that encircles the patient. These scanners can further be broken down into two categories: conventional and wide-bore. Wide bore MRI scanners allow more room for patients and are a comfortable alternative for individuals who do not need an open MRI scanner but would like a little more room.

What is the weight limit of your scanners?

Our conventional scanners will accommodate weight up to 300 pounds. Our Wide Bore scanner will accommodate up to 450 pounds. And our Open MRI will accommodate up to 600 pounds.

How long will the scan take?

While the length of the exam will vary, most procedures average 30-45 minutes each.

When will my doctor have the results?

Our radiologists will review your MRI and a report will be available for your doctor the next business day.

When can I obtain my results?

At the completion of your appointment you will be given a CD of the images of your scan. You will be able to access your report within 48 hours on our patient portal via your secure log-in.

Does my whole body have to go into the machine?

The area of the body which we are interested in imaging is placed in the center of the magnetic field.

If your MRI is of the leg (hip/knee/ankle foot), you will enter the scanner feet first and your head will be out. MRIs of the Abdomen and Pelvis also allow for patients to be positioned with the feet entering the scanner first (your head may or may not be out).

If your MRI is of the arm (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand), you will enter the scanner head first. MRIs of the Brain and Spine also require you enter head first.

Is there any radiation?

There is no radiation such as what you would find with an x-ray or CT procedure.

Which insurances do you accept?

We are happy to assist you in obtaining pre-certifications and pre-authorizations for your your exams. To learn more about this service, please contact our team directly at 703-726-1171.

We accept all insurances; however we are in-network with the following:

  • Name of Carrier

  • AARPAARP
  • Aetna PPOAetna PPO
  • Aetna HMOAetna HMO
  • Alliance PPOAlliance PPO
  • AmerigroupAmerigroup
  • AmerihealthAmerihealth
  • Anthem**Pre-certification need is dependent on insurance carrier's individual policy.Anthem**
  • APWUAPWU
  • Associates Benefit PlanAssociates Benefit Plan
  • BeechstreetBeechstreet
  • Blue ChoiceBlue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Out of StateBlue Cross Blue Shield Out of State
  • CareFirst FEPCareFirst FEP
  • CareFirst PPOCareFirst PPO
  • Cigna (All)Cigna (All)
  • CoventryCoventry
  • DefinityDefinity
  • EmpireEmpire
  • First HealthFirst Health
  • Foreign ServicesForeign Services
  • GEHAGEHA
  • Great WestGreat West
  • GuardianGuardian
  • HealthKeepersHealthKeepers
  • HumanaHumana
  • Kaiser PermananteKaiser Permanante
  • MAMSI PPO MAMSI PPO
  • MDIPAMDIPA
  • Medicaid, VirginiaMedicaid, Virginia
  • MedicareMedicare
  • Mutual of OmahaMutual of Omaha
  • NALCNALC
  • NCASNCAS
  • NCPPONCPPO
  • One CallOne Call
  • Optimum ChoiceOptimum Choice
  • PHCSPHCS
  • Southern HealthSouthern Health
  • TriCare PrimeTriCare Prime
  • TriCare StandardTriCare Standard
  • Unicare MedicaidUnicare Medicaid
  • Unicare PPOUnicare PPO
  • United HealthcareUnited Healthcare
  • In Network

  • AARPyes Yes
  • Aetna PPOyes Yes
  • Aetna HMOyes Yes
  • Alliance PPOyes Yes
  • Amerigroupyes Yes
  • Amerihealthyes Yes
  • Anthem**yes Yes
  • APWUyes Yes
  • Associates Benefit Planyes Yes
  • Beechstreetyes Yes
  • Blue Choiceyes Yes
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Out of Stateyes Yes
  • CareFirst FEPyes Yes
  • CareFirst PPOyes Yes
  • Cigna (All)yes Yes
  • Coventryyes Yes
  • Definityyes Yes
  • Empireyes Yes
  • First Healthyes Yes
  • Foreign Servicesyes Yes
  • GEHAyes Yes
  • Great Westyes Yes
  • Guardianyes Yes
  • HealthKeepersyes Yes
  • Humanayes Yes
  • Kaiser Permananteyes Yes
  • MAMSI PPO yes Yes
  • MDIPAyes Yes
  • Medicaid, Virginiayes Yes
  • Medicareyes Yes
  • Mutual of Omahayes Yes
  • NALCyes Yes
  • NCASyes Yes
  • NCPPOyes Yes
  • One Callyes Yes
  • Optimum Choiceyes Yes
  • PHCSyes Yes
  • Southern Healthyes Yes
  • TriCare Primeyes Yes
  • TriCare Standardyes Yes
  • Unicare Medicaidyes Yes
  • Unicare PPOyes Yes
  • United Healthcareyes Yes
  • Pre-cert Needed

  • AARPno No
  • Aetna PPOmore info **
  • Aetna HMOyes Yes
  • Alliance PPOmore info **
  • Amerigroupyes Yes
  • Amerihealthyes Yes
  • Anthem**yes Yes
  • APWUyes Yes
  • Associates Benefit Planyes Yes
  • Beechstreetyes Yes
  • Blue Choiceyes Yes
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Out of Stateyes Yes
  • CareFirst FEPno No
  • CareFirst PPOno No
  • Cigna (All)yes Yes
  • Coventryyes Yes
  • Definityyes Yes
  • Empireyes Yes
  • First Healthno No
  • Foreign Servicesyes Yes
  • GEHAyes Yes
  • Great Westyes Yes
  • Guardianno No
  • HealthKeepersyes Yes
  • Humanayes Yes
  • Kaiser PermananteYes, from Kaiseryes Yes
  • MAMSI PPO no No
  • MDIPAyes Yes
  • Medicaid, Virginiayes Yes
  • Medicareno No
  • Mutual of Omahayes Yes
  • NALCno No
  • NCASno No
  • NCPPOno No
  • One Callyes Yes
  • Optimum Choiceyes Yes
  • PHCSPre-certification need is dependent on insurance carrier's individual policy.more info **
  • Southern Healthyes Yes
  • TriCare Primeyes Yes
  • TriCare Standardno No
  • Unicare Medicaidyes Yes
  • Unicare PPOyes Yes
  • United Healthcareyes Yes

Disclaimer: While MRI of Reston makes every effort to provide you with the most up-to-date information, it is important to note that insurance information is changing constantly. If you have questions regarding the latest insurance information please contact our team at 703-726-1171 or 703-478-0922 x 4136.