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Welcome to MRI Centers of Texas, with more Locations than ever!

We provide superior imaging and diagnostic services through our state of the art facilities. We strive to deliver excellent customer service that patients would recommend to their family and friends, and that physicians would prefer for their patient’s imaging and diagnostic needs.

WHY CHOOSE MRI Centers of Texas?

We strive to offer our patients the highest standard of medical diagnostic testing services and compassionate care.
With top of the line equipment and knowledgeable staff and radiologists, you can be confident that will receive the best care possible.

We offer both a High Field MRI and a High Field Open MRI to accommodate larger and claustrophobic patients without compromising image quality.

Vision & Mission

MRI Centers of Texas is committed to providing quality imaging and superior services through our state of the art imaging facilities and knowledgeable team of doctors and staff throughout the state of Texas.

OUR COMMITMENT TO PATIENTS & PHYSICIANS?

At MCT – MRI Centers of Texas, we value the opportunity to serve our patients day in and day out. We commit to giving our patients the best possible experience and support our Physicians that every day refers and entrust their patients to us. They know we will treat each of them as family.

MEET THE TEAM

Our knowledgeable team of doctors and staff at MRI Centers of Texas are dedicated to providing patients and physicians with quality care with superior service. MRI Centers of Texas is locally owned by a Native Texan, who has nearly 20 years of experience in Medical Diagnostic Imaging and is dedicated to providing state of the art facilities and equipment. Our team is deep-rooted in our home State of Texas and the local communities we serve. We will continue to serve our communities through various outreach and volunteer programs.

Robert Shields
Robert ShieldsPresident
Ardell Archer
Ardell ArcherChief Financial Officer
Erik Otsuji
Erik OtsujiDirector of Operations
Sarah Marguccio
Sarah MarguccioMarketing Representative
Felicia Gonzalez
Felicia GonzalezMarketing Representative
Sanam Saboury
Sanam SabouryMarketing Representative
Yvette Santo
Yvette SantoMarketing Representative
Kendra Williams
Kendra WilliamsMarketing Representative

OUR SERVICES

At MRI Centers of Texas, we strive to provide excellent radiology services to patients throughout the great Lone Star State. Our services include MRI, CT, and X-Rays.

To schedule an appointment today call (817) 226-1800.

MRI

What is an MRI scan?

An MRI scan is a radiology technique that uses magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to produce images of body structures.

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Open MRI

What is an open MRI scan?

Open MRI uses the same technology as a traditional MRI, but has a large, non-conforming opening.

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CT

What is a CT scan?

A CT, sometimes called CAT scan, uses special x-ray equipment to obtain image data from different angles around the body

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X-Rays

Learn more about X-Rays

An x-ray (radiograph) is a painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

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Specialty Procedures

We can do a lot more!

We offer a variety of Specialty Procedures such as Myelography, Discography, and Arthrograph.

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WELCOME TO THE PATIENT CENTER. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT US AT 844-674-6389.

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Appointment Request

For urgent appointments within 24 hours, please contact us by phone.

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Locations

We offer extended evening hours and weekend appointments for your convenience.

Our Centers

We are conveniently located throughout the DFW & Houston metropolitan areas. We accept Letters of Protection (LOP).

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How and when will I get my results?2019-06-20T05:32:24+00:00

CT images are stored as electronic data files and usually reviewed on a computer. A radiologist interprets these images and sends a report to your doctor.

D) Yes can you please create a form for request an appointment, the info we need is
Name, DOB, phone number, email, type of service needed, referring physician name & phone number. On this form it needs to state that appointments will be made once we receive your doctors’ orders, so please have your physician fax or email the order to (817) 226-1802 or to referral@mrioftx.com

I know we have a Privacy Policy but not sure we have the others. Can you send me the samples again please & thank you!!

Everything looks accurate under Services!

Will I need someone to drive for me after the CT scan?2019-06-20T05:32:57+00:00

No, the CT scan is a safe test that will not affect your ability to drive.

Will I have to take a CT contrast or dye, and can I be allergic to it?2019-06-20T05:34:06+00:00

It depends on which part of your body is being scanned. Although rare, the contrast medium Involved in a CT scan poses a slight risk of an allergic reaction. Most reactions are mild and result in hives or itchiness. For people with asthma who become allergic to the contrast medium, the reaction can be an asthma attack.

In rare instances, an allergic reaction can be serious and potentially life-threatening — including swelling in your throat or other areas of your body. If you experience hives, itchiness or swelling in your throat during or after your CT exam, immediately tell your technologist or doctor.

If you’ve had a reaction to a contrast medium in the past, and you need a diagnostic test that may require a contrast medium again, talk to your doctor. Be sure to let your doctor know if you have kidney problems since contrast material that’s injected into a vein is removed from your body by your kidneys and could potentially cause further damage to your kidneys.

If you have had a prior reaction to contrast media or have asthma or allergies, there’s an increased risk of a reaction to the contrast medium. Diabetes, asthma, heart disease, kidney problems or certain thyroid conditions may increase your risk of a reaction to contrast media.

What will I experience during and after the procedure?2019-06-20T05:34:50+00:00

During the CT scan, you lie on a narrow table that slides through the opening of the gantry. You may lie on your back, side or stomach, depending on the area to be scanned. The table can be raised or lowered. Straps and pillows may help you stay in position. During a CT scan of the head, the table may be fitted with a special cradle that holds your head still. CT scans are painless. If your exam involves the use of an intravenous contrast medium, you may feel a brief sensation of heat or experience a metallic taste in your mouth. If you receive the contrast medium through an enema — to help highlight your lower gastrointestinal region — you may feel a sense of fullness or cramping. After the exam, you can return to your normal routine. If you were given a contrast medium, your doctor, a nurse or the CT technologist performing the scan may give you special instructions. You may be asked to wait for a short time in the radiology department to ensure that you feel well after the exam. After the scan, you’ll likely be told to drink lots of fluids to help your kidneys remove the medium from your body.

Will the radiation that I receive from the CT scan hurt me?2019-06-20T05:35:28+00:00

CT scans are similar to those of conventional X-rays. During the CT scan, you’re briefly exposed to radiation. But doctors and other scientists believe that CT scans provide enough valuable information to outweigh the associated risks.

How long will it take to do a CT scan?2019-06-20T05:36:00+00:00

Expect the exam to last no longer than an hour, depending on the preparation needed and whether it includes the use of a contrast medium. The scan itself may take less than a minute on the newest machines. Most scans take just a few minutes to complete.

Can I take my medicine before a CT scan?2019-06-20T05:36:34+00:00

Yes, please take medicines before the CT scan, with the exception of diabetic medicines. Consult your physician before the test for instructions.

Should I do anything special to prepare for a CT scan?2019-06-20T05:37:10+00:00

How you prepare for a CT scan depends on which part of your body is being scanned. You may be asked to remove your clothing and wear a hospital gown. You’ll need to remove any metal objects, such as jewelry, that might interfere with image results. Some CT scans require you to drink a contrast liquid before the scan or have contrast injected into a vein in your arm during the scan. A contrast medium blocks X-rays and appears white on images, which can help emphasize blood vessels, bowel or other structures. If your test involves a contrast medium, your doctor may ask you to fast for a few hours before the test.

What is a CT scan?2019-06-20T05:37:45+00:00

CT scan — also called Computerized Tomography or just CT—is an X-ray technique that produces images of your body that visualize internal structures in cross section rather than the overlapping images typically produced by conventional X-ray exams. CT scans use an X-ray unit that rotates around your body and a powerful computer. The result with CT scans is a set of cross-sectional images, like slices, of the inside of your body.

What is MRI?2019-06-20T05:38:26+00:00

MRI is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI is an advanced technology that lets your doctor see internal organs, blood vessels, muscles, joints, tumors, areas of infection, and more – with unexcelled clarity without the use of x-rays, surgery, or pain. MRI is very safe; in fact, it makes use of natural forces and has no known harmful effects. It’s important to know that MRI will not expose you to any harmful radiation.

How does the MRI machine work?2019-06-20T05:39:10+00:00

The MRI machine creates a magnetic field, sends radio waves through your body, and then measures the response with a computer. This creates an image or picture of the inside of your body that is much clearer than can be obtained with most other methods.

Why an MRI?2019-06-20T05:40:04+00:00

MRI can provide very early detection of many conditions, so treatment can be more effective, accurate and rapid. The excellent quality of MRI images can also provide the best possible information if surgery is required. If there is an abnormality, MRI can show exactly where it is, its size and what tissues are involved.

How should I get ready for the exam?2019-06-20T05:55:54+00:00

In most cases, you can just stick with your normal, everyday routine – no special preparation is needed. You can eat and drink your usual diet, work, or play sports (unless you have an injury!) – and take any prescription medications you need. However, there may be some circumstances in which you’ll be given specific instructions to follow before the exam. These will be given to you by your doctor, or by our MRI scheduling department at the time the MRI appointment is scheduled.

Are there any restrictions with the exam?2019-06-20T05:56:25+00:00

Yes. Because the MRI machine uses a strong magnetic field, which will move objects made with iron or steel, let your doctor know if you have:

  • A pacemaker
  • Aneurysm clips
  • Cochlear implants
  • A neuro-stimulator (Tens-unit)
  • Metal implants
  • Steel surgical staples or clips
  • An implanted drug infusion device
  • Any implant made partially or wholly of iron or steel
  • if you’re pregnant, let the doctor know.

Even metal objects not made of iron or steel can interfere with the exam – so don’t bring any of the following into the examination room (a secure place to store your valuables will be provided):

  • Coins
  • Jewelry
  • Watches
  • Keys
  • Dentures or partial plates
  • Hearing aids

Magnetic waves can also erase the code on bank cards and credit cards, so don’t bring your credit or bank cards into the MRI examination room.  They should be stored in the locked change room we provide to you. You will be asked to change into scrubs that we will provide for your comfort and convenience during the examination.

May I bring someone to the exam with me?2019-06-20T05:57:00+00:00

Yes, although they will likely have to wait in a waiting room while the scan is being done. While you’re having your scan, you can communicate with the technologist at any time through an intercom system.

What’s the exam actually like?2019-06-20T05:57:35+00:00

There are many varieties of MRI exams. Depending upon the area being scanned, the set up of the room, and your position may be different. To begin the exam, you will lie down on the scan table. When the machine starts to work, you’ll hear some loud knocking sounds. These sounds occur whenever the MRI pictures are being taken. Think of them as the clicks a VERY large camera would make when taking pictures! You will be provided with earplugs or headphones to help block out the knocking sounds.

In any case, although it’s noisy, an MRI exam is completely painless. The only thing you must do is HOLD VERY STILL. When you take a picture with a camera, your subject must keep still or the picture will come out blurry. It’s the same with an MRI machine. If you move, the scans will be out of focus – and you may have to repeat the exam.

If necessary, you may be injected with a solution called a contrast agent or “dye”. This allows the radiologist to see the image more clearly. MRI contrast agents typically have few or no side effects, and the injection likely will just feel like a slight pinch. You may be asked to give your consent to this injection, at which time a more detailed explanation about the contrast agent will be given to you by our MRI technologist.

How long does the scan take?2019-06-20T06:00:34+00:00

The exam can last from 30 minutes to about an hour.

Will I feel any different after the exam?2019-06-20T06:01:19+00:00

Well, you may feel very well rested since you’ve just been lying on a table and doing absolutely nothing! (In fact, some people even fall asleep during the exam.) Other than that, you’ll feel perfectly normal and can go back to your everyday activities. If you have further questions about your MRI exam, the MRI technologist or your doctor will be glad to answer them.

When and from whom will I get my results?2019-06-20T06:02:28+00:00

Your referring physician will receive a faxed report within 48 hours of your exam. Your physician may be able to access the images online soon after your exam. You can make an appointment with your referring physician to go over your results.

What is the difference between an MRI and a CT scan?2019-06-20T06:03:12+00:00

A CT scan uses ionizing radiation to obtain the information, whereas MRI uses the magnet and Radiofrequency waves.  For most types of organs and diseases, MRI is preferred because it provides superior images with better definition than CT scanning.

What happens if I can’t lay still or want to get off the table?2019-06-20T06:03:43+00:00

You will be able to communicate with the technologist with a call-bell and over an intercom throughout the exam. It is very important that you hold still during the entire time a set of pictures is being taken so the images turn out clearly. We take every measure to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the exam. Very occasionally, patients may feel claustrophobic in the MRI scanner. Some of these people may require a light sedative during the examination which we will give to you in the form of a small tablet taken by mouth.  In this case, you will not be able to operate your motor vehicle after the exam and will require a ride home.

Can you scan my whole body while I’m in there?2019-06-20T06:05:52+00:00

No. MRI is very specific and we can only scan the area that the physician has indicated on the requisition. We need to concentrate on that area to make certain that we get the best answer for you and your doctor.

Why does my whole body have to be in the scanner if you are only scanning my head?2019-06-20T06:06:26+00:00

The bore (the inner “doughnut” sized opening) of the magnet is 4 feet in length forming a hollow “tube” in which the patient is placed for the MRI examination. We get the best images when the body part to be examined is placed as close to the middle of the magnet bore as possible. In most MRI exams a significant part of your body is still outside the bore, however, because the magnet is so powerful, even though we may be just scanning your head, it is still very important that no metal is present on any part of your body.

Why do you want to know about metal implants in my head if I’m having my back scanned?2019-06-20T06:07:03+00:00

Certain items that are implanted into the body are not safe to come into the scan room, therefore, we need to know your full medical history to ensure your safety.  All parts of your body are exposed to the magnetic field, not just the body part being scanned.

Is it a problem if I am breast-feeding or pregnant?2019-06-20T06:07:51+00:00

We do not scan women in their first trimester of pregnancy as the effects of MRI on the fetus are unknown.  If you are breastfeeding, and require contrast, you will need to express your milk for 48 hours to ensure that the contrast is not passed on to your baby.

Are there any risks with x-ray?2019-06-20T06:08:38+00:00

There is always a slight risk of damage to cells or tissue from being exposed to any radiation, including the low levels of radiation used for this test. But the risk of damage from the x-rays is usually very low compared with the potential benefits of the test.

Can I see my x-ray?2019-06-20T06:09:07+00:00

No, the x-ray must be reviewed by our Radiologist and a report will be forwarded to your doctor’s office.

When will my doctor get a report?2019-06-20T06:09:44+00:00

Usually within 48 hours from the time of your exam.

Will the technician tell me if they see anything wrong?2019-06-20T06:10:21+00:00

Technicians are not allowed to diagnose x-rays. Our Radiologists, who are excellently trained and have years of experience, read the x-rays and send a report to your doctor.

When and from whom will I get my results?2019-06-20T06:11:21+00:00

Your referring physician will receive a faxed report within 48 hours of your exam. Your physician may be able to access the images online soon after your exam. You can make an appointment with your referring physician to go over your results.

What do I need to remove for the procedure?2019-06-20T06:11:56+00:00

Any jewelry around the affected areas. For example, earrings, necklaces, glasses and dentures for upper spines and belly button rings for lower spines. You must remove nylons, tensor bandages and splints unless otherwise advised by your doctor.

Do I have to wear a gown?2019-06-20T06:13:19+00:00

We suggest you wear clothing that is easily removed as you may have to disrobe for the X-ray. Buttoned and heavily embroidered shirts will have to removed for chest and spine x-rays and you will be given a gown. Abdomen views, hips, femurs, knees will usually require a gown unless you are wearing pull-on pants or sweats without any metal or buttons. Some items of clothing that are better than others, for example, we recommend shorts for knee x-rays.

Locations

Our Arlington location is conveniently located near Arlington Memorial Hospital off Randol Mill Rd.

At this location, we provide the following services: Open MRI, CT Scans, X-Rays, Myelograms and Arthrograms. We accept Letters of Protection (LOP).

We are open 7 days a week and we have bilingual staff.

1015 West Randol Mill Rd.
Arlington, TX 76012
Tel. 817.226.1800

Monday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Tuesday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Wednesday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Thursday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Saturday 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Sunday 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

We are conveniently located one block south of LBJ (I-635) on Preston Road, at the corner of Preston Road and Linden just past the North Dallas Bank building.

At this location, we provide the following services: Closed Highfield MRI 1.5T, CT Scans, X-Rays. We accept Letters of Protection (LOP).

We are open 7 days a week and we have bilingual staff.

12800 Preston Rd, Suite 120
Dallas, TX 75230
Tel. 972.934.3000

Monday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Tuesday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Wednesday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Thursday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Saturday 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Sunday 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

Our DeSoto location is conveniently located right off Interstate 35 East and Beltline Road.

At this location, we provide the following services: Closed Highfield MRI and X-Rays. We accept Letters of Protection (LOP).

We are open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and our staff is bilingual.

201 N. I-35 East
DeSoto, TX 75115
Tel. 972.274.3175

Monday 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Tuesday 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Wednesday 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Thursday 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Saturday Appointments Available
Sunday Appointments Available

We are conveniently located in the heart of the hospital district near downtown Fort Worth off the of Lipscomb. You can easily access our office from I-30W or from I-35W.

At this location we provide the following services: Closed Highfield MRI 1.5T and X-Rays, We accept Letters of Protection (LOP).

We are open 7 days a week and we have bilingual staff.

1000 Lipscomb, Ste 100
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Monday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Tuesday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Wednesday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Thursday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Saturday 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Sunday 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

We are conveniently located on the south side of Houston between Almeda & Fannin off South Loop West (610).

At this location, we provide the following services: Highfield Open MRI, CT Scans, and X-Rays. We accept Letters of Protection (LOP).

We are open 7 days a week and we have bilingual staff.

1414 South Loop West, Ste 120
Houston, TX 77054

Monday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Tuesday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Wednesday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Thursday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Saturday 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Sunday 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

At this location, we provide Open and Closed MRI. We accept Letters of Protection (LOP).

3301 Spring Stuebner Rd, Unit 120
Spring, TX 77389

Monday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Tuesday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Wednesday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Thursday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Saturday 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Sunday 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

We have two locations in San Antonio

Monday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Tuesday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Wednesday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Thursday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Saturday 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Sunday 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

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