Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive procedure that can provide higher contrast detail than a CT scan without the use of X-ray radiation.

MRI is a vital tool in identifying:

MRI at UC San Diego Health System

We provide high-quality patient care and imaging services in several state-of-the-art MRI facilities located throughout San Diego.

Our experienced and internationally recognized radiologists are sub-specialized in neuro, breast, joint, abdominal, vascular and cardiac imaging, offering a level of proficiency not available in all MRI facilities.

We offer the latest in advanced imaging technology and procedures, including:

We Use the Latest MRI Technology

Our MRI scanners are accredited by the American College of Radiology.

We offer the widest MRI scanner in the industry. Its open, wide-bore design reduces claustrophobia and accommodates patients of all sizes. It also has an intercom and patient alert button so that the patient and technologist can be in continuous communication during the examination.

Make An Appointment

Call 619-543-3405



Location will depend on the type of MRI needed.

UC San Diego Medical Center
First floor of main building
Mon–Fri: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sat–Sun: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

La Jolla
Thornton Hospital
Mon–Fri: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sat–Sun: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Moores Cancer Center
Mon–Fri: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sat–Sun: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

University Center Lane
Mon–Fri: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat–Sun: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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