Detailed imaging of the brain and surrounding organs.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain is a diagnostic exam that uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to generate images of the inner structures of the brain. This test can be used to evaluate symptoms such as severe headache, memory loss, blurred vision, seizures, slurred speech, and loss of balance.
Brain MRI scan is useful in detecting tumors, strokes, brain injury, enlarged spinal fluid cavities (hydrocephalus), and changes in the brain associated with dementia.
Your doctor may recommend a brain MRI if you have symptoms that could be caused by a brain disease or disorder, such as:
Brain MRI may also be recommended when planning for brain surgery, radiation therapy, or biopsy.
To schedule a brain MRI, please call our scheduling team at (512) 453-6100 or toll free at (800) 998-8214. A provider referral is required to make an appointment.
A radiologist, a physician specifically trained to interpret radiological examinations, will analyze the images and send a signed report to the provider who referred you to ARA. The physician will then share the results with you. Your report will also be available on the patient portal within 3 business days.
If you are getting your MRI at ARA and want to know more,...
ARA continues to follow CDC guidelines in requiring employees and patients to wear masks at our imaging centers for the safety of all.