Northern Arizona Orthopaedics uses the MRI located on the first floor of the Summit Center. Partnering with Flagstaff Medical Center, our Summit Center MRI office offers the only 3T MRI in Northern Arizona. A 3T MRI unit scans with higher detail, allowing for better examination of the injured area. The MRI office is conveniently located on the first floor of the Summit Center.

MRI, which stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a key tool for doctors to look for and diagnose injuries that cannot be identified through X-ray or other means. Doctors recommend MRI scans for patients to look a little closer for joint degeneration, tumors, fractures and other damage or disease. It’s always a good idea to bring your MRI films in with you to your first appointment with an NAO doctor, if you have them.

Additional Types of Imaging

Our doctors also rely on our in-house X-ray and Ultrasound machines to evaluate injury or conditions.

In addition, those at risk for osteoporosis (a condition where the bones become too weak and are likely to break) may be referred by their primary care doctor to undergo a Bone Density test. This is a valuable assessment tool to determine if a patient may need treatment or make lifestyle changes to help their bones from becoming too fragile.

For more information about the medical imaging options at the Summit Center, call our MRI office at 928.213.4900.