Same Day MRI in Santa Fe with XRANM

When you need to know more about your diagnosis, Medical Resonance Imaging is one of the most powerful diagnostic tools available to clarify your exact status.  And at X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, we know you’re anxious.  That’s why we offer our patients and referring physicians the convenience of same day MRI in Santa Fe with XRANM.

How it works

An MRI offers extreme clarity, with imaging which offers a 360-degree viewpoint of tissue.  This is achieved through the deployment of radio waves and a magnetic field with the support of a computer.  The result is amazingly clear images of internal tissue and organs, without the use of radiation.

Radiologists can then discern abnormal tissue readily, making this diagnostic tool a superb resource for detecting diseases like cancer, heart disease, skeletal anomalies and other diseases throughout the body.

At XRANM, we use state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging, with an 18-channel system.  This covers a range of purposes, from breast imaging and biopsy to angiography, offered at all our 6 New Mexico locations.  And because we know you need answers, our MRI services are available on the day they’re requested.

What to expect

The MRI is a completely painless diagnostic.  You’ll be asked to lie on a table which, when you’re comfortable, will be positioned in a tube-like structure, open at both ends.  Your technician will communicate with you throughout the procedure.

To optimize your results, you’ll be instructed to remain as still as possible, while the equipment does its work.  Getting clear pictures is key to the MRI’s success, so this factor is important.

Your MRI testing should take between 30 minutes and an hour.  After that, you’re ready to go about the business of your day.


Most MRIs don’t require any preparation from the patient.  But sometimes, patients will be asked not to eat or drink anything for a specified period prior to their MRIs.

When you arrive, you’ll be asked to change into a hospital gown and remove any metal jewelry or items like hairpins.  If you’re pregnant or struggle with claustrophobia, it’s important that this fact be revealed prior to your MRI.  People suffering from claustrophobia should be accompanied by someone who can drive them home.

You should also make your team aware of any of the following:

  • Working with metal in the past or present
  • Pacemaker
  • Aneurysm clips
  • Implanted drug infusion device
  • Other metallic medical devices implanted which have been present for less than 4-6 weeks

The results of your MRI will be reviewed by a skilled radiologist and the results shared with your primary care physician and subsequently, shared with you.


X-Ray Associates of New Mexico has been providing personalized care, customer service and high-quality medical imaging to doctors and patients in the state for more than 65 years.  Our specialized staff are highly trained in a comprehensive range of radiology procedures, using only the most up-to-the-minute technology.

XRANM is a recognized leader in the field of medical imaging, bringing patients in New Mexico the assurance of excellence.  Contact us.