Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Carefirst
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Virginia Medicaid

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

MRI of Reston is open six days a week:

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

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

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