MRI

As a part of the 2013 Addition & Reconstruction Project, Sports Medicine South constructed an in-house MRI Suite as a new wing on our existing building. This state-of-the-art MRI Suite opened late 2013 and includes a number of added features to create a comforting experience for all patients.

About MRI at Sports Medicine South of Gwinnett

Below you will find information about the specifications and amenities

  • Model: General Electric 1.5 Tesla
  • Type: Closed bore magnet with openings on both ends
  • MSK Imaging: Shoulder, Humerus, Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, Hand and Fingers; Bony Pelvis, Hips, Knee, Tib/Fib, Ankle, Forefoot and Hindfoot
  • Neck/Back Imaging: Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine
  • Average Imaging Time: 30 minutes per examination
  • Customizable audio for patients to listen to music during imaging session
  • Tempurpedic table padding for superior comfort
  • Dimmable room lighting
  • Large 3-Panel window to outside
  • Offering specialized positioning for claustrophobic patients

ACR Accredited Facility

Sports Medicine South’s MRI Facility is accredited through the ACR (American College of Radiology) and has been given a Gold Seal of approval. Finding an ACR Accredited MRI Facility is of the upmost importance to ensure safety to patients and quality imaging results. ACR requires facilities to submit ongoing testing and results for review to enforce that ACR standards are continuously met. To find more about ACR and the importance of accreditation, please see the FAQ’s below: 

Before your imaging procedure be sure to ask your physician the following questions:

  • Why is the test needed?
  • How will having the test improve my care?
  • Are there alternatives that do not use radiation and deliver similar results?
  • Is the facility accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)?
  • Are pediatric and adult tests delivered using the appropriate radiation doses?

When you see the gold seals of accreditation prominently displayed in our imaging facility, you can be sure that you are in a facility that meets standards for imaging quality and safety. Look for the ACR Gold Seals of Accreditation.

To achieve the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, our facility’s personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance, and quality control procedures have gone through a rigorous review process and have met specific qualifications. It’s important for patients to know that every aspect of the ACR accreditation process is overseen by board-certified, expert radiologists and medical physicists in advanced diagnostic imaging.

  • Our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally-accepted standards of care.
  • Our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform mdical imaging, interpret your images, and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
  • Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

When you see the ACR gold seal, you can rest assured that your prescribed imaging test will be done at a facility that has met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety. The facility and its personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.

Meet Our MRI Technician

Billy “BJ” Williams, BSc. R.T. (R)(MR)

BJ

Billy “BJ” Williams, BSc. RT (R) (MR) has a depth of experience and involvement in the radiology field. In the past, he has worked for Gwinnett Medical Center, Emory Hospital, & The Shepard Center both in X-Ray and MRI, scanning everything from musculoskeletal to more intricate scans of the brain. His background and in-depth knowledge of MRIs continue to ensure Sports Medicine South’s MRI integrity, quality, and compliance.

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Need an MRI? Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.