You can see detailed pictures of your body's organs and tissues with

in Southern Arizona

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Dr. Jacob Walsh, MD

MRI is a type of diagnostic medical imaging that uses radio waves and a powerful magnetic field to

MRI is painless, non-invasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.

create detailed pictures of various structures in the body.

Our doctors evaluate your MRI pictures and interpret them in the context of your medical history to

MRI is effective at imaging a large variety of diseases throughout the body, including but not limited to:

Breast Cancer

Other Cancers

Musculoskeletal disorders


help you and your healthcare provider make treatment decisions.

Upon signing in at the front desk, you will be asked to answer questions about your health.

The information you provide is important for our doctors to interpret the MRI as accurately and thoroughly as possible.

Our MRI technologist will ask you a series of safety questions to avoid hazards that the strong magnetic field can cause.

After changing into an MRI-safe gown, the MRI technologist will help position you on the scanner table, instruct you to hold still for the entirety of the exam, and begin the exam.

The scanner makes a variety of loud sounds, so our MRI technologist will offer your ear plugs and headphones during the exam. Most MRI exams can take anywhere between 15 and 45 minutes to complete.

What to expect for your MRI appointment?

SARA has complete imaging centers equipped with MRI in Tucson and Sierra Vista,

with services also coming soon to Green Valley.

If your healthcare provider ordered an MRI for you, call us to schedule your appointment at