MRI services in Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga

Diagnosis you can trust. Quick and convenient.

OrthoNY has diagnosing capabilities throughout our offices. Each office has general orthopaedic radiology capabilities in order to quickly and easily diagnose your problem. If you need more sophisticated diagnostic work, OrthoNY has five MRI machines located in the Albany , Schenectady and Saratoga regions. We perform all studies for the musculo-skeletal system including spine, knee, shoulder, wrist, foot, hip and pelvis.

The data from the scan is immediately sent to radiologists in the Capital Region for interpretation and the information is then placed in your electronic medical record along with your MRI scan.

What is MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging technology that uses a strong magnet and radiofrequency waves to produce pictures or “images” of your internal organs and structures. Because MRI allows your doctor to see inside your body from any angle with great clarity, it is giving doctors a wealth of information more quickly and in many cases, more economically than past tests and exploratory surgeries.

Magnets and Metal Don’t Mix. When you first enter the MRI clinic, you must let your MR physician or technologist know if you have a pacemaker, surgical clips, a prosthesis, metal implants or any other metal objects in your body. Some implants (e.g., a pacemaker) may be affected by an MRI examination. The clinic personnel will then determine whether or not you should proceed with the MRI examination.

Any metal materials that might be affected or attracted by the powerful magnet used for MRI imaging should be left at home or given to the MRI staff for safekeeping. This list includes your watch, coins, keys, bobby pins, credit cards, pocket knives, etc. You should also be certain that you are reasonably clean of metal flakes or slivers on your skin, as found in some eye make-up or as a result of working around metal finishing or grinding equipment.

MRI exams

Your MRI exam is really quite simple. With the help of our MR technologist you will be positioned on a padded table in our full body units or on a comfortable chair for our extremity units. A small light apparatus called a coil will be placed around the part of you to be examined. You will have to lie still for about 30 minutes. There is a large picture window between you and the technologist and you may speak freely to her. DO NOT bring electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, PDAs, or magnetic devices such as credit cards into the room with you. If brought near the magnet, their memory can be erased.

MRI office locations


Albany MRI Office

121 Everett Road
Albany, NY

(518) 453-9088 ext. 3165

Two units available including a 1.5 Tesla full body MRI machine capable of diagnosing all body parts, including spine. For patients who are claustrophobic or who desire the same results in a more comfortable setting, we also have a 1.5 Tesla extremity MRI. This unit is the only one of this type located in the Capital Region, and can view your knee, hand, wrist, and elbow.
Malta MRI Office

2388 Route 9
Malta, NY

(518) 587-0845

1.5 Tesla full body MRI unit, capable of diagnosing all body parts, including spine.
Schenectady MRI Office

530 Liberty St.
Schenectady, NY

(518) 382-7200 x 5270

1.5 Tesla full body MRI unit, capable of diagnosing all body parts, including spine.


We accept the following insurance plans for our MRI service:

  • Medicare
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • No Fault
  • Empire Blue Cross
  • GHI HMO and PPO
  • Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
  • Empire Plan
  • MVP
  • Fidelis