Synergy Orthopedics’ MRI facility provides state-of-the-art imaging and interventional radiology services to patients throughout San Diego County. Our imaging facility specializes in Orthopedic and musculoskeletal radiography, and the dedicated team of radiologists, each certified by the American Board of Radiology, is passionate about serving the people in our communities. They are committed to providing the personalized care each patient deserves, using the very latest imaging technologies and techniques.



Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a combination of radiofrequency waves (RF) and a strong magnetic field that interact with hydrogen atoms in the body to produce high-quality and detailed images of the internal organs, bones, blood vessels, and tissues.

These 3-D images allow the Radiologist to detect abnormalities, diseases, and injuries such as muscle or tendon tears. All this is done with no exposure to radiation.

Here at Synergy MRI, we use a GE MRI Signa HDXt 1.5T – Software 29.1 with a short bore.

Synergy MRI is an accredited facility by the American College of Radiology. Accreditation is only awarded to those facilities that meet or exceed the quality and safety standards of the American College of Radiology.

Our breadth of experience, specialized know-how, state-of-the-art equipment, and integration with the Synergy Orthopedic Specialists make our facility one of a kind.

What to expect:

  • Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
  • Do not wear any metal during the procedure. Inform the technologist if you have an implant of any kind.
  • Exams typically take 30-40 minutes, depending on the examined structure.
  • The radiologist will review the images and generate a report for your Synergy Orthopedics physician.


Please carefully review the information contained in this notice.

  1. Certain physicians who order services at this facility may have an ownership interest.
  2. You have the right to choose your health care services provider. Therefore, you can use a facility other than Synergy Specialists Medical Group.
  3. Your physician will not treat you differently if you choose to obtain imaging services at an alternate facility.

When preparing for an MRI examination

To have an optimal appointment time, please follow these guidelines:

  • Notify us upon arrival of any special needs or allergies.
  • Bring insurance card and authorization or worker’s comp information.
  • Plan to pay required co-pays at the time of service.
  • Bring a picture ID.
  • Wear comfortable clothing free of metal

With some examinations, an injection into a vein is required. The MRI technologist will explain the procedure further if your exam requires this.

MRI does not utilize any form of ionizing radiation. Please wear comfortable clothing, like sweats. Clothing with zippers, metal buttons or snaps cannot be worn. This includes underwire bras as well. If needed, a cotton dressing gown will be available for you to use.

Please ask your physician or care coordinator if you have any questions about this notice.