MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a technology that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create extremely detailed high-resolution images of the inside of the body. MRI exams are safe and painless.


Prepare For Your Visit

Due to safety concerns, you will be asked to change into a hospital gown provided to you by our facility.

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Exam Length

20 - 60 minutes
Appointment Required: Yes


MRI Hours at Precision Imaging

Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday Hours May Be Available
Other times available by appointment only

Call (209) 491-5200 to schedule

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Patient Comfort is Our Priority! Our GE Optima MR450w system has the widest opening of any compact scanner on the market.


Why Choose Us?

  • Convenient prompt appointments from same-day to 3 days
  • Early morning or late evening appointment times until 8:00 pm if necessary
  • Saturday appointments may be available
  • Fastest reporting to your referring physician
  • Accredited and sub-specialized Radiologists on site
  • Highly-trained technologists
  • Comfortable, private, and professional exam environment

What to Expect

When you arrive, a member of staff will complete a safety checklist with you to make sure that you can be scanned and will answer any questions that you may have. You will need to remove all metal objects such as zips, jewelry, hair grips, etc. before entering the scan room because of the powerful magnet that is used. Credit cards are also affected by the magnet – you can leave these and other valuables in the lockers provided.

The Technologist will position you on a comfortable couch, which slides into the scanner. You will be asked to keep still while we scan you and produce your images. MRI is a completely harmless procedure, but the scanner can be noisy when it is taking pictures so we will provide you with ear protection or music headphones to listen to.


What is an MRI used for?

MRI is the most accurate method to diagnose many different health problems and diseases.  The images from an MRI exam are extremely detailed and are ideal for visualizing and detecting a large number of conditions including (but not limited to):

  • Torn muscles or ligaments in the knee, wrist and ankle
  • Shoulder injury
  • Bulging and herniated discs in the spine
  • Tendonitis
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Strokes in the earlier stages
  • Tumors and cysts in the bone, brain, or pituitary gland
  • Masses in soft tissue of the body
  • Infection in joints, spine or brain
  • Multiple Sclerosis

An MRI can usually help provide further diagnosis to abnormalities seen on X-Rays, CT scans, or Ultrasounds.


Benefits of Our MRI


You’ll feel very relaxed in our private spa-like MRI Suite with personalized music.  Our MRI has the widest opening of any compact scanner on the market.  It has a longer scanning field, which means quicker scans and most of our scans can be completed feet first.

A major benefit to having your MRI at Precision Imaging, is that our MRI produces the excellent image quality you expect, without the image quality compromises of low field “open” MRI systems.